Aya Yoda OHSAKA – designer
Leather Artist, Bag Designer.
Founded the bag brand “ayay new york” in New York.
Managed in the United States by Barneys New York, provides designs to DKNY.
Featured in the American drama show “Sex and the City.”
My technique is unique: I affix leather to leather and machine-stitch gold thread every millimeter.
1972: Born in Detroit, US
1997: Graduated from Ochanomizu University, Faculty of Letters and Education, Department of Performing Arts.
2000: Founded “ayay new york tokyo, inc.” in New York State, US Designed accessories for Catherine Malandrino of DKNY.
2003: Sold the “Baby Clutch” to Barneys New York, Henri Bendel.
“Baby Clutch” featured in the American drama show “Sex and the City.”
2004: Returning to Japan, acted as art director for ayay new york tokyo and provided domestic companies with original designs.
2010: Started teaching how to create leather bags using the original “ayay method” of hand sewing.
2013: Started working as a leather artist.
2002: First place at design competition sponsored by Elle Magazine US and Chrysler.
2003: First place at design “Sass in a Glass,” design competition sponsored by GenArts and the Florida Department of Citrus.
【Main Private Exibition】
2013: “Hanamusubi, Hakodate 2013” at Machizukuri Center, Hakodate City
2014: “Hanamusubi, Tohoku 2014” at Ofunado City Riasu Exhibition Gallery, Nanshoso, Morioka City
2015: “Hanamusubi, Tokyo 2015” at Bunkamura Box Gallery, Shibuya, Tokyo
[ Home page ] www.ayayny.com
[ instagram ] ayaynewyorktokyo
[ facebook ] https://www.facebook.com/ayayny/