Kata // Fall down seven times, stand up eight

Next up for our Asian-Fit shoot, is Siu-Yin wearing a wonderful titanium frame called Shinsei by Kata Eyewear. Keeping true to redefining their heritage with intention, this frame pairs the detailed line of movement, this time with rich jewel tones that many design and architectural trends are showcasing throughout the season. 


Deriving inspiration from classic vintage styling, the KATA eyewear collection is a curated compilation of handmade eyewear fostered with careful attention to detail, perfect fit and timeless styling. Our vision, to create genuine eyewear that would invoke the spirit of bespoke craftsmanship. Our mission, simply put, to design and create a superior collection of eyewear constructed of the premium materials such as super lightweight titanium and handmade acetates.

Each frame a unique representation in classical eyewear design with special attention to intricate design elements that speak to the authenticity of fine eyewear styling. Fashion forward with a glean toward old world style, the KATA collection brings the iconic charm of retro style to today’s eyewear aficionado.

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Today, we leave you to ponder an old Japanese proverb:

“Fall down seven times, stand up eight” or if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again. Deep.

Shooting: TEFdoesLONDON
Eyewear: Shinsei by Kata Eyewear
Model: Siu-Yin Shing of My Glasses And Me
Photography: Ben Summers

Author: maarten weidemaAfter being a freelance eyewear designer since 1999, TEF founder Maarten Weidema now solely writes about his fellow designers in the optical industry. His passionate mission is to promote independent eyewear to the international optical arena, backed up by a large group of bloggers and journalists from all over the world. He has recently been awarded "International Optical Personality of the Year", "Leading Innovator in Optical Social Media Marketing", "Social Media Marketing Company of the Year" and received several awards for "best eyewear blog" for his efforts to promote independent eyewear to a community of 517.000 eyecare professionals.

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