Maiko Dawson | @maikodawson

After graduating from Japan Women’s University Maiko worked at ANDEX Co. ltd. a.k.a. COCA/Cassandra, Italian shoe designers and manufacturer in Japan.

Maiko came to London in 1994 to learn shoe making, and attended Cordwainer’s College for the HND Footwear Technology. Also at that time she started an apprenticeship at The Old Curiosity Shop making John Moor designs.

Following this, She set up her own workshop in 1998. Since then she has been making shoes entirely by herself for her clients. From the beginning of 2000’s Maiko has expanded her business to include leather accessories such as bags and purses etc.Maiko’s passion to create simple yet functional pieces continues.