Chika Mizuguchi

We photographed Chika wearing these Eyevan 7285 glasses outside of Colette in Paris. These super round frames are entirely handmade in Japan, from initial design to manufacturing, and they were inspired by vintage clip-on sunglasses. This model is “Style 306” from Eyevan’s collection, and features a tortoiseshell print with “antique gold” detailing. The arms, meantime, are inspired by the ancient technique of “cloisonné” (a type of decorative enamelwork where pieces of metal are inlayed to form a pattern).

A lifelong glasses-wearer, Chika always looks for unique styles when picking out a pair of frames. These ones were more of a traditional shape, but she loved all the little details that made up the overall design.

Benjamin Guy

EYEVAN 7285 is a Japanese-based company originally known for producing dust protective glasses. Founded in 1911 as the Yamamoto Optical Lens Manufacturing Co., they launched their first, original eyewear collection in 1972. We spotted Benjamin in Paris, wearing EYEVAN’s 305 style. This style is based off the classic P3 shape with rounded lenses and a moderate, arched bridge. Made from acetate, the fine details include a nose pad made in the same colour as the frame, and a spoon-shaped temple-end. A single metal pin connects the front of the frame with the temples – a design element first introduced by EYEVAN in 1985.

Seen on Benjamin in a black and gold colourway, the frames are at once youthful and intelligent. Adds Benjamin: “I like the way these frames look hot against my skin!”