TOMASKROES. – Shoe Design & footwear development.
by Tomas Kroes (1990) in 2013.pf

Tomas Kroes is a Dutch product designer specialised in
shoes and accessories. Graduated from HKU Utrecht
(Industrial Design) he immediately continued his
journey of footweardesign during his course of shoemaking at the Dutch Shoe Academy (Utrecht). Fascinated by material and crafts he tries to combine these two in new exciting ways. His designs are geometrical and colorful, experimental in material an a pleasure to watch.

Tijmen Kroes                   17 december 1990
+31 6 30 47 94 81            tomaskroes@hotmail.com
www.tomaskroes.com    www.tomasenwies.nl







2013-juli 2015            DutchHealthTecAcademy-DutchShoeAcademy
Shoemaking, accelerated knowledge of all techniques within shoemaking
2009-2013                  School of the Arts Utrecht – HKU            
Product Design, With Honours – 1+2=3, research exploring the posibilties of textile
2003-2009                 Christenlijk College Nassau Veluwe. Harderwijk
Atheneum Profile, Economics&Society accomplished 2009
2007-2008                 Docent Streetdance 4 starters,       
Black & White (Heerhugowaard) accomplished 2008

01-07-2016 – present       POELMAN b.v.
Footweardesign for private labels and wholesale. An overall designfunction working in the
international footwear industry for women-, kids- and mensshoes.
01-2014 – present        TOMASKROES. Owner
focus on accessories and shoedesign
‘Beads’ presented in the Spielzeug welten museum in Basel. And featured on the VirtualShoeMuseum.
07-2014 – present        TOMASenWIES  Co-owner
Designduo together with Wies Adrianow.
Presented our first collection of accessories, VAAL, during Dutch Designweek 2014.
Second collection COALESCE launched during FashionClash 2015
Featured on vogue.nl, fashionlab, so catchy and Craftscouncil.nl
01-2015 – 04-2015        Collaboration Liselore Frowijn – cutoutshoes
Debut on AmsterdamFashionweek January 2015, also shown at Paris Fashionweek official
Off-schedule program. And during the presenation of Liselore at Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam
during Amsterdam fashionweek July 2015. And also a catwalk presentation during the offschedule program of Paris Fashionweek in April 2015.

19 June – 18 september 2016 ‘Beads’ shoes in the exhibition The bead goes on – Tassenmuseum Hendrikje
October 2015                 COALESCE collection presented during ‘DamnPrettyDutchShoes’ at the Dutch Design Week
Curated by Liza Snook (VirtualShoeMuseum) and Chris van den Elzen.
13 Juni 2015                  Fashionclash Festival – Accesory collection COALESCE
3 March 2015                Cutoutshoe, off schedule presentation during Paris fashion week
4-6 February 2015       Exhibition during GDS Dusseldorf Collection VAAL – TOMASenWIES
22 January 2015           Amsterdam Fashion Week Shoe collaboration Liselore Frowijn, cutoutshoe
Oktober 2014                TOMASenWIES collection VAAL presented during the    Dutch Design Week,
Eindhoven. Together with ‘HierIsUtrecht’
Oktober 2014 –  April 2015   ‘Beads’ shoes Exhibition ‘History under your feet’ Spielzeug Welten Museum Basel, Swiss
Juni 2014                      Graduation movie 1+2=3 during FIlmNightOut – FaschionClashFestival
Januari 2014                Article + interview .Unst magazine
Juli 2013                       ASVOFF, MoBa’13  graduation movie 1+2=3  part of exhition curated by Diane Pernet
Juli 2013                       EXPOSURE Exhibtion graduation movie BKV HKU, Utrecht
December 2012           ‘Blue Jeans’    Centraal Museum Utrecht, Exhibition  ‘Blue Jeans’