What's in a name?
Back in 2017, on a trip to NY, in between 2 appointments, I was taking a rest on a bench in Central Park, checking my emails on my phone. A lady came by and sat next to me on the bench. Few moments later, she initiated the conversation with a nice compliment on my sneakers. When she asked which brand it was and where I bought them, I had to tell her that my shoes had no brand, and that she could not buy them anywhere, because I just made them for myself...I quickly found out that she had been working in luxury fashion for more than 20 years, both in NY and Paris... she tried to convince me to commercialize my design and launch my own sneaker brand... her name 'Gabrielle KUNOKA'...we kept on talking for almost an hour...I was late for my next appointment... but this is where and how KUNOKA was born. I wear my KUNOKA's every day and I hope you enjoy your KUNOKA's as much as I do.
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