Hooks and Luxe creates everyday accessories including suspenders and jewelry, based in New York. Every product is handmade by Ryoko Kitazawa, the designer and owner of the brand. She moved to New York from Japan in 2009. After her graduation from Parsons the New School For Design, she has worked as a graphic designer in fashion and jewelry industries. The two different cultures in Japan and in the US have given her a broader perspective, and now she puts her unique sensibilities into handmade accessories.