Dutch shoe designer Daphne Bikker studied Product Design at The Academy of Fine Arts in Arnhem with a specialisation in footwear design and an internship at Viktor&Rolf. After graduating, Daphne moved to London to study at the Cordwainers Institute, part of London College of Fashion. Soon after finishing her MA, she started work as a senior shoe designer for the British/Dutch footwear brand United Nude. Here Daphne built the range and managed the design team at the head office in China and collaborated closely together with fashion designers such as Iris van Herpen and artists such as Lady Gaga.
At the beginning of 2013, Daphne moved back to the UK and started preparing the launch of her eponymous brand. Currently Daphne lives and works out of London.