About

SKUA Studio makes people feel empowered by making bold and elegant shoes. With the use of classical shoemaking techniques, edgy, clear and sleek designs are created, without losing the element of comfort. The shoes have an elegance with a raw edge, due to the use of a unique mix of shapes and colors. Prototypes, costum pieces and collaborations are created in their own studio in Utrecht by Anousjka Röben and Naomi Hille - the founders of SKUA Studio themselves. Their collection models are are made with local solid, reliable materials. The production remains original, local and small-scale. As artisan shoemakers, the duo attaches great importance to the process that goes into the making and desinging. SKUA Studio goes against the fashion seasons and drops a new shoemodel regularly to give every shoemodel the attention that it needs.

SKUA Studio, a creative force led by dynamic duo Anousjka and Naomi, has spent the past two years passionately working on their first: the Pret-a-Porter The OWN YOUR OWN collection, besides the costum couture pieces they create in their own studio. They are proud to count names like Lady Gaga, Solange Knowles and Christina Aguilera among their clientele.

The Pret-a Porter shoes are crafted in the sunny Spain. These bold and elegant heels, in the sizes 35-46, promise style without compromising on comfort. The shoes are available in limited editions of 200 pieces per color, where every pieces has it’s own unique number stamp. At SKUA Studio, they believe that anyone who wants to walk in heels should be able to do so.

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The origin of skua studio

In 2018, they started creating unique, handcrafted designs in their own studio located in the Netherlands, starting of creating shoes for various Fashionweeks in Europe in collaboration with renowned designers, which earned them the title of Emerging Designer by Micam Milano in 2020.

As a selected studio for Driving Dutch Design in 2022, they have made their mark. Their exclusive shoes are featured in leading magazines such as Vogue, Numero, Harper's Bazaar, Elle and Pap Magazine. The duo met at the artisanal shoe-making school, where their collaboration felt like coming home not only professionally, but also personally. Their background in Sociology (Anousjka) and Fashion (Naomi) makes the three different disciplines a synergy at the heart of SKUA Studio’s extraordinary creations. Discover the world of SKUA Studio, where craftswomanship and creativity come together at every step.

How they met

Both Naomi and Anousjka were born in Utrecht the center of the Netherlands. They met during their time studying at the DHTA, where it clicked from the first moment they worked together. The choices in style and personalities caused them to collaborate, during, and after their studies.

Naomi and Anousjka are both constantly looking for the limits of artisan shoemaking and fashion. They both have a hands-on mentality, and ask themselves tough questions that make them set their limits higher.