FIRST OFF… WHO IS OYUKI ?
Definition of OYUKI = A lot of snow
Last year, I was on a mission to created my own MAAD mitts. I knew what kind of mitts I wasn’t able to find them.. In the previous years, I would sometimes buy my mitts at some fancy leather store because I wanted them small, white, clean and simple… although, they didn’t have the technical features that I needed to perform. So I was on the mission of creating my own. That same year I went to Japan… I always go shopping in little town boutiques or shops for new discoveries and sure enough I found OYUKI. Their mitts where high quality, simple and perfect fit. They used a very soft and impressive leather quality (btw: I am very picky with what I wear and what I associate myself with!)
So I did hunt them down and I finally talked to the right guy and we ended up on the same page. OYUKI is such great and authentic people / company. We share the same values and we are very proud to do more collaboration work together.
” My goal was to create a combo using the finest fabrics combined with a street inspiration adding the Maad Love patch and embroidery.”
WHY A JAPANESE LUCKY CAT “MANEKI-NEKO ?
OYUKI & I wanted to add details that represented Japan since our collab started there… I was thinking of either add “heart” in Kanji symbols or add a lucky cat on my patch. The best part of the lucky cat is that it brings luck and fortune to its owner. I was so hyped on the idea of sharing some sort of lucky charm. I need luck at the moment and I thought I wouldn’t be the only one !!
I’d like to thank PL Hamel by creating the graphics on my very strict directions! Hahaha. He also brought up the idea of adding the lucky cat since he knew that I was very stoked on them since I visited Japan. Thanks PL, you are the best.
I’d also thank Emily & Matt to believe in passion and who made this possible. I’m very happy to have met you guys. Cheers to OYUKI !
You can now get a pair on my product page !
Thanks everyone for reading!