by Kimberly Boyles

Sanskrit for Fire and energy, the eyewear brand PAWAKA, was founded by an Indonesian designer, model, actress, and environmental activist Fahrani Empel (Fa'). The brand first launched in 2015 

PAWAKA is the Sanskrit word for Fire and the code name of Fa's grandfather in World War II.  Fa's ode to her heritage by naming all styles in numerical order in Bahasa Indonesia. PAWAKA has distinct designs which correlate with Fa's design aesthetic and portrays a more profound meaning with every collection.

Their SS21 collection, BUMI BARU, directly translates to "New Earth, " and our actions as humans to express our excess love and collective contribution toward the new earth take the centre of inspiration. The eclectic bold designs made in japan represent the love-based existence we must live in. 

Coming soon this Friday only at Sonderlab.co