Saturday, March 26, 2011

A.B.K leather designer

Based in Brooklyn, NY a.b.k leather products are hand crafted by Alya B. Kazakevich. Her designs combine a sensibility for urban style, simplicity, love of the countryside and a hint of nostalgia. Alya puts care into creating durable leather bags and shoes that tell a story of their own.

Originally from Belarus, she has lived in New York for almost a decade, apprenticing with Barbara Shaum and the wonderful craftsmen of E. Vogel. Since 2009 a.b.k brings its own unique blend of influences to the leather craft.

a.b.k uses domestically produced, vegetable tanned leather . Each product is both hand dyed and stitched. Hardware comes from discontinued production stock or small leather hardware suppliers in the U.S.

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