Modern heritage

  • Chrissie Houtkooper / Master of Fashion and Design / Arnhem

“I have embraced my Dutch heritage and have been inspired by Dutch folklore. My design is heavily influenced by the fact that I was raised in the north of North Holland in a traditional Dutch family. As a shoe designer, I was interested in wooden shoes (clogs). In my design, I have given the clog a contemporary feel by combining it with the most popular shoe: the sneaker. Tradition meets technology. The Modern Heritage collection is all about craftsmanship, quality, and attention to material, technique, and detail.”


The ArtEZ Fashion Show, in which Fashion Design graduation candidates (Bachelor’s and Master’s) showcase their graduation collections, will be held on 5 June in Arnhem. The show marks the start of the Arnhem Fashion Festival. Reserve your tickets in time. For more information, visit