Eyestylist talks to Meiji Hasui

Padma Image, Japan

23rd June 2015 Newcomer Padma Image is growing its notoriety in Japan, as well as having a few fans further afield, including Eyestylist. Stockists have just been set up in Hong Kong and Singapore. More are planned.

Designer Meiji Hasui recently held a collaborative event at Mole & Hosoi, “Shibakawa building”, Osaka, for buyers and the general public. He told Eyestylist: “I studied at an industrial university, but I have learnt about eyewear design on my own. I now have stores taking our collection in Tokyo including “matoi optical”, Shimokitazawa – matoi.main.jp and “Occhiali Sanzi” in Ikebukuro www.sanzi.jp – they are the small cosy family-run places, with specialist niche designs; I am delighted!”

Padma Image - model Shichi-San
Padma Image – model Shichi-San

Model Shichi-San – a unique and elegant design by Hasui, is an ode to the asymmetrical hairdo – translating “7:3”, it’s designed to fit the “not-quite symmetrical human face”. “Hairstyles that are asymmetrical are quite common,” explained Hasui. “I believe the top of these glasses can work on the face in the same way.” For more original designs from Padma Image visit http://padma-image.petit.cc/ CN