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Kimeze, the eyewear brand founded by two sisters that specializes on black and brown facial features


Kimeze is a recently launched luxury eyewear brand founded by sisters; Clare and Christina Kimeze. The unisex London based brand is designed specifically for black faces, with the aim to “create choice” through delivering a considered and fashion-forward collection of handcrafted sunglasses and optical frames. Kimeze is inspired by African vintage styling and the Ugandan heritage of its founders.


Prior to the launch of Kimeze, the Oxford gradaute sisters(Clare & Christiana) had no previous experience or expertise in fashion or eyewear. Clare worked in the city while Christina was and still is an artist, but they were motivated to launch their brand and to create choice for black consumers and in order to redefine what is the “normal” fit.

It was quite difficult for the sisters to believe that the reason they had difficulty finding glasses that fitted all their lives was because eyewear is being designed for Caucasian facial features, or East Asian facial features only. Hence, there was no eyewear specifically designed or manufactured for Black faces.