Chrissie Houtkooper (1989) graduated from the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague with a BA in Fashion Design. During this study she worked as an intern at BLESS and it was there that she developed an affinity for fashion accessoires. As a result she enroled into the footwear design specialisation at the ArtEZ Fashion Masters where she graduated in 2015 with a MA degree in Fashion Design. Since january 2016 she started her own practice: Atelier Chrissie Houtkooper / ACH.

‘The principal of combining modernity with craftmanship reflects the true essence of
Atelier Chrissie Houtkooper. At ACH it’s a matter of balancing tradition with innovation and combining old and new, urban and rural.’

Experience
UPCOMING Design and development, Modern Heritage 2.0 SS18 collection, Dutch Design Week Eindhoven (NL)
2017 Design and development, leather items for Studio MEN, Amsterdam FashionWeek, Amsterdam (NL)
2017 Teaming up with David Laport for Atelier Chrissie Houtkooper AW1718 collection, Artis, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 – Now Founder, ACH / Atelier Chrissie Houtkooper, Alkmaar (NL)
2016 Design and development, sandals for Tess van Zalinge, Global denim awards, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Design and development, socks for infinity by Mark van Westerop and Kim Vos, Trendvision awards 2016 (NL)
2016 Design and development, sandals for MOAM collective 2016, Amsterdam (NL)
2016 Recipient grant for talent development, Stimuleringsfonds Creatieve Industrie (NL)
2016 Design and development, shoes for Duran Lantink x Jan Hoek, Sistaaz of the castle, Amsterdam (NL)
2015 Design and development, Modern Heritage graduation collection, ArtEZ, Arnhem (NL)