PAWAKA, is an emerging eyewear label launched in 2015. The brand is conceptualised by Indonesian designer, model, actress and environmental activist, Fahrani Empel (Fa’).
PAWAKA is the Sanskrit word for Fire; and the code name of Fa’s grandfather in World War II. Paying homage to Fa's native land, all styles are named in numerical order of the Bahasa Indonesia Language. The designer’s inspiration in evolution, Native American philosophy, modernity, nature; and her constant source in her Indonesian heritage – the Dayak tribes of Borneo give the brand a forward and innovative interpretation on creativity.
Handmade in Italy and France, every pair of PAWAKA eyewear combines Fa's design aesthetic and insight into pop culture in a true reflection of the past, present and future.