“Soepboer & Stooker” put an end to the collaboration under their label Soepboer & Stooker for the time being.
After a four-year collaboration designers Berber Soepboer and Anne Stooker quit working on their joint label Soepboer & Stooker for the time being.
They decided this because of developments within their individual labels and lives at present that provide no space for the collaboration.
Berber and Anne have spent the last four years working on the label with pleasure and passion and look back with satisfaction at the period of running the shop/studio/gallery on the Overtoom in Amsterdam and designing together for various exhibitions, museums and competitions. All work which already exists continues to be available for photography, styling, exhibitions and presentations.
Founders Berber Soepboer (Schiermonnikoog,1983) and Anne Stooker (Utrecht,1984) met at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy while studying fashion. Soepboer & Stooker had a shop/studio/gallery (2009 - 2012), based on the concept of ‘all-inclusive fashion’ concerning textiles and clothing. Exclusive fashion from young designers and established labels like BLESS, Marloes Blaas, and Reality Studio were available as well as books, magazines and accessories. Additionally the space was used as a 'design' studio in which workshops in sewing techniques were held. In the gallery they organized varying photography exhibitions including Blommers / Schumm and Scheltens & Abbenes. After the shop closed in Amsterdam they continued it twice as a pop-up at the island Schiermonnikoog in the summer holiday of 2012 and 2013.
The cooperation in the shop and studio made them decide in 2010 to start a design collaboration with the label 'Soepboer & Stooker collection. They exhibited among others at &FOAM 'Rietveld Alumni', during Salon in Willet Holthuijsen and at museum 'Het Prinsenhof' in Delft. With their design for 'Delft Blue', 'Dutch Identity in Fashion' they won the jury prize.
Hereby they want to thank everyone who helped in recent years to make their label possible.
Photography by Charlott Markus