I’m really happy to be able to share the work of NOM&ADA, a new collaboration between Tokyo-based designer Rie Sawai and Portland-based designer Kimberly Andrade, the former being an old friend from grade school days.
NOM&ADA – two parts of the words “nomadic” and “adaptable” – not only characterize traits of the designer duo but they also symbolize the spirit and experiences that went into designing HOLOHOLO, their first line of footwear. The result is strong, nostalgic and wonderfully nuanced all at the same time. It begs the obvious question – when is the men’s line coming??
Each shoe was carefully handcrafted by artisans in Japan and can be purchased ($260) at their web shop.