Kika + Sabine

kika vliegenthart was raised in the netherlands by two art historians. during her years in new york studying film at the new school, she walked into the leather workshop of barbara shaum, a legendary cobbler and bag maker in the lower east side who worked with donna karen, ralph lauren and calvin klein. a devoted student-teacher relationship began that altered the course of kika's life.

sabine began her career as a hairstylist in a studio in amsterdam, which became known for its immense impact on the international fashion world. she met kika in 2009 and together they moved to new york where kikany leather design was born.