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Title of work:Director

Name of Applicants:Daita Kimura The Old Curiosity Shop

Location of School:UK

Name of School/University:East to East


Introduction to the works: Daita Kimura is a successful shoe designer/maker who started his business at the historic site “The Old Curiosity Shop” in 1992.

Creating an innovative range of footwear by hand, he collaborated with Alexander McQueen and YohjiYamamoto.

After receiving a tremendous response, he launched a ready to wear collection in 2009 S/S as well as continuing with his signature hand made footwear collection.

Comme des Garcon were impressed by his style and commissioned Daita to produce a range that is exclusively sold in Tokyo.

Daita has also teamed up with Eley Kishimoto to do collaboration

shoes since 2011 SS.

Dover Street Market London starts selling “The Old Curiosity Shop” from 13ss.