My name is Ayaka YAMADA I am a shoes and product designer
based out of Brooklyn, NY
originally from Tokyo, JAPAN.
Please take a look and I hope enjoy my products!
AYAKAbi is a shoe label that is inspired by the concept,
"Dear: Gentle Woman & Man"
Each Product is done by well-experienced craft men
in Northamptonshire, England.
Northamptonshire remains the shoe-making capital of the world.
The Goodyear welt process is the traditional method
for manufacturing men's dress shoes.
Also, I used "Cork" for the inside of the shoes.
It contributes to the light-weight and good fit feeling of the shoes.
The best features of those shoes are:
2: Outstanding comfort
3: Unisex and appropriate for all ages
Each part, including "Shoe last", "Pattern cutting" and "Upper design",
is chosen from my 8 years experience as an expert in
Dance Shoes Design and Development in Japan.
THE TALE is a Jewelry label.
History has been made by people and will be made by whom? By us.
I designed my Jewelry to deliver a message,
"People have changed the world. I hope my Jewelry help remind of
human creativity and courage.
I believe we all want to wear
something meaningful, not just any accessory.