be·spoke [bih-spohk] : adjective
Made to the specifications
of an individual client
Bespoke & Custom
Footwear – With Attitude
Made to Measure Shoes & Boots,
hand-sewn in my atelier in Brooklyn, NY.
Old world craftsmanship.
Finest quality materials.
Fitted to your unique shape.
Tailored to your personal style.
Long-lasting functional luxury.
One pair at a time.
About the Maker
Anne Marika Verploegh Chassé
... is a shoemaker, artist and educator from Switzerland and the Netherlands.
In her Brooklyn atelier STIEFELwerk – meaning "bootwork" – she designs and builds
made to measure footwear for individual clients, employing traditional techniques and skills.
Fascinated by the physicality of the making process, and the challenge of combining design, math, ergonomics and artistry, AMVC has worked with skilled master-craftsmen all over the world to learn the craft.
Her fine arts background bleeds into her designs. Bold lines, curves, hand-stitched details, multicolor rows of threads, and leather surfaces marked by
nature, exemplify her work.
Collaboration with other artists and designers is a source of inspiration.
In addition to her atelier work she teaches footwear design and construction at Rhode Island School of Design, Fashion Institute Of Technology and Parsons.
photo: Robert Pennington
Horween Cross hatch with black edge finishing.
Kangaroo Vamps, Hand-dyed Indigo Uppers. Built in the Western Tradition with English Style 1inch square heel.
Summer Derby in fire engine red french calf, stitch down construction
Handstitched backseam, Indigo HandDyed Lining, Stitchdown Constructed Outsole, 3/4 Signature Style Boots
& Secret Messages
Green Ankle Monkstrap Boots with Storm Welt
Horse leather, hand stitched uppers, unlined boot tops
Single Commission for an Installation. Hand Patina, aged effect with Stitch-Down Construction. Leather Laces.
When the shoe fits, the foot is forgotten
— Zhuang Zhou
For Appointments, Inquiries and to get notified of any upcoming events:
Visit the Atelier
BY APPOINTMENT ONLY