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KIO YAMATO’s Transformative Yet Timeless Styles

For two decades, Japanese designer KIO YAMATO has produced sophisticated and timeless eyepieces through technical magnificence. Presenting a major aesthetical overhaul for its 2016 collection, the label preserves its standard of superior quality while blazing fearlessly into the future.

Man wearing KIO YAMATO Austin titanium/plastic eyeglasses in brushed silver.
Man wearing KIO YAMATO Wesley plastic eyeglasses in black.

A refreshed dedication to fashion and the arts is evident in this range of varied silhouettes. Models span matte round shapes and bold colourful rectangles, as well as hybrid styles that blend both old and new. In each case, no shade is left unrefined and no angle is left unconsidered.

Man wearing KIO YAMATO Noah titanium eyeglasses in mox.
Man wearing KIO YAMATO Gavin titanium eyeglasses in matte black on red.

Style evolves, but the brand’s principles remain steadfast. *KIO* translates from Japanese as “pure and clean”, represented through natural lines and smooth, lightweight acetates. *YAMATO*, meanwhile, stems from an ancient Japanese province of the same name, meaning “The Great Peace” and representing archeological wealth and wisdom.

Woman wearing KIO YAMATO Katherine plastic eyeglasses in green eyes.
Woman wearing KIO YAMATO Elliot titanium/plastic eyeglasses in navy on brown.

All pieces are handmade in Japan with combinations of durable titanium and glossy synthetic finishings, with a passion for engineering comfort. Innovative hinge and temple construction complete KIO YAMATO’s unique and detailed design language.

Underlying craftsmanship meets carefully executed style for a luxury eyewear experience inside and out. KIO YAMATO is available at authorized retailer Klein Optical. Drop by or get in touch to find out more, including current stock and additional colour options.

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