Australian premium eyewear EPØKHE
EPØKHE is an Australian eyewear brand that was founded in 2012 by Filmmaker Kai Neville & professional surfers Dion Agius & Mitch Coleborne.
Good friends since their late teens the trio have been traveling the world and creating together for over a decade.
Simply not being able to find eyewear they and like minded friends would wear they
set out to create a premium eyewear brand. A brand that offers styles that excite and
uses the finest sustainable materials.
BEHIND THE NAME
Epoché (epokhē “suspension”) The theoretical moment where all judgments
about the existence of the external world, and consequently all action in the world,
EPØKHE name is foreign, unknown & original. The team wanted a creative world behind
the brand. A creative outlet of surfing, design, art & film. The external world of
EPØKHE was born.
All frames are designed by Kai and Dion and are inspired by their constant travels with friends, peers and some of the most influential people in the industry.
Being in constant contact with this group who are some of the most progressive surfers, filmmakers, photographers and seeing what they are wearing lends an insight to an unrelenting source of inspiration for new designs.
EPØKHE takes its aesthetic cues from the timeless, optical frames of the past. Styles that have stood the test of time.
Kai and Dion travel to Italy twice a year to work with Italian engineer who has been specializing in eyewear production for over 40 years. This process ensures each frame is a perfect blend of their modern vision and his extensive knowledge of traditional materials and techniques to create the best possible frame every time.
EPØKHE maintains a clean, classic, simple aesthetic and is not diverted by fast fashion trends.
All frames are crafted from the highest quality components and materials sourced from the finest optical suppliers in Asia and Europe. All frames are manufactured by hand by eyewear technicians to ensure the highest quality of production.
Every single frame is examined & packed, by hand in Italy, and a rigorous inspection process is held before shipping out around the world.