The design in CYDWOQ is based on an architectural approach of modifying and creating new constructions while using a handmade process to create shoes that are timeless as well as unique. Influences in the designs come from nature (in terms of shapes used and natural finishes), architecture, automobile design (in creating lines that complement the shape of the foot) as well as old films (in terms of materials used as well as modifying classic shapes).
Hobo was founded in 1991, in Annapolis
Maryland on Toni Ray’s dining room table.
For years, Toni created unique handcrafted
leather accessories for an iconic Washington,
DC store. In order to launch her own brand,
She cashed in her life-savings and headed to
New York with her daughter Koren Ray and
Future son-in-law, David Brewer, to present
the very first Hobo hand bag collection.
Over 23 years later, Hobo has come a long way
from the dining room table. However, the
brand’s original design philosophy prevails;
quality and cool never go out of style. Koren
Ray’s passion for creating stylish, yet
Purposeful, women’s leather accessories,
Remains the driving force behind the Hobo
We dress people, not bodies
At the young age of 20 Thomas Meyer, originally from Switzerland, envisaged a future in which people dressed in a different way, in clothes that helped generate positive feelings, affordable to all. And out of this dream Desigual was first born in 1984.
Ever since, it has emanated positivism, commitment, tolerance, constant improvement, innovation and fun. Because, as our first slogan claimed, Desigual is not the same.