The Success Story behind the Trio WeberHodelFeder

Photo by Mous Lamrabat

Photo by Mous Lamrabat

The Swiss/German trio Matthias Weber, Niklaus Hodel and Florian Feder came to study in the Fashion Department of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts from different professional backgrounds but bonded at the academy over their love of cars, football and footwear, launching their label WeberHodelFeder shortly after graduation in 2012. Made in Italy with great attention to quality and detail, their shoes combine classical elements of handmade footwear with sporty details and contemporary colourways.

Courtesy of WeberHodelFeder's Instagram

Courtesy of WeberHodelFeder’s Instagram

Geert Bruloot: “Eddy and I discovered Niklaus Hodel very early on, when he was studying at the Antwerp Fashion School in his second year. We awarded him with the Coccodrillo Award for most innovative shoe design for an experimental metal boot. The year after, in third year, he had developed a shoe to fit his menswear collection that was ready to be commercialized. So we proposed to help him start up as a shoe designer: out of this came the trio of friends WeberHodelFeder”


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