Texas meets Tokyo in VADA Eyes' Collection II. Advancing the brand's tenets of hybrids and duality first established with its founding eyewear style, the Siren, the new Tokio, Texas collection conjures an aesthetic conversation between two far-apart lands.
References exist, naturally, at unexpected intersections: Crowded crosswalks and crystal-clear constellations. The 80's underground and 80 mile-per-hour highways. High-rises and the high plains. Also called to mind are Donald Judd's Marfa, Texas, and the art island of Naoshima, Japan. Remote zones of insulated inspiration, these towns are unified in their separateness, related in their singularity. Both are places where the natural world collides with supernatural works of art. They speak their soliloquies into the surrounding silence, yet echo one another from across the Earth.
It is in this spirit that VADA Eyes was formed – of juxtaposition, geometry and jazz. Of feminine and masculine, of artist and object. Of reverence and rebellion. Convening at the corner of Watanabe's disco punks and vintage rhinestone cowboys, where watercolor skies meet dusty desert terrain, Collection II derives its name from an actual place: Tokio, Texas, a ghost town in the far western reaches of the state.