High-end jewellery brand Vita Fede recently launched its first eyewear collection. Taking inspiration from her grandmother’s vintage frames, the brand’s founder, Cynthia K Sakai, looks to elevate eyewear beyond the expected.
Each design combines metal accents with cut-outs and necklace-inspired frame chains. Developed in Japan, the line is ‘all about offering our wearers an entirely new way to wear jewellery, in the same way they might be used to wearing a pair of earrings,” says Sakai, who opened a multi-brand fashion showroom in Los Angeles at the age of 21.
In 2014 she was inducted into the Council of Fashion Designers of America and today, she continues to receive accolades for her renowned designs that combine tradition and innovation.