With Sophia Marie Castell-Rüdenhausen, daughter of Theodor Heinrich Mautner Markhof and granddaughter of Manfred II. Mautner Markhof, the creative potential of her father and grandfather will be continued in the next generation. After trainings and internships in Vienna, Florence, Munich, London and Madrid in the Fashion & Design sector, in 2018 she founded her company VIER with its headquarters in her new home Germany.
Sophia’s passion is shoe design, especially the men’s shoes, to which she also dedicated her launch collection. Their “Arcade Line” is not only a tribute to PAC- MAN™, the cult video game of the 80s, but also and above all a reinterpretation of the classic brogues. Each pair of VIER shoes is handcrafted in Portugal by a family company that has mastered the traditional craft of shoe making for generations and has perfected the Goodyear welt technique. Such welted shoes not only impress with their excellent manufacturing quality, but also with their special durability, stability of fit, high breathability and last but not least special ease of repair.
But Sophia’s shoes are not only characterized by excellent quality in production and materials, they have that certain something, the subtle twist that surprises. At first glance conservative, the “Arcade” reveals its small secrets in tiny details, which not only make the wearer happy but let him also feel a certain sense of independence and freedom in his professional uniform, the suit. The brand wants to meet the needs of men who are aware of their traditional role, have integrate into it and adapt to it, but have retained their independence and freedom inside.