About Koch & Co.
Koch & Co. is a footwear start up based in Berlin. Launched in 2015 by Vishesh Kochher and Helen Stead, our goal is to offer quality dress shoes that are timeless in their design, and durable in their construction.
Our debut collection offers four classic shoe designs that we believe are a key investment for every man's wardrobe. The Monk Strap, Oxford Brogue, Captoe and Loafer.
We continue to be inspired by the notion of 'slow fashion'. By opting for quality materials and timeless designs we hope to slow the rate of fashion consumption, while providing men with beautiful shoes that are made to last.
The Kochher family has been in the leather shoe industry in India for four generations.
In the newly independent India of the early 1950s, Vishesh's great-grandfather was pivotal in opening up the Indian shoe industry to the rest of the world.
This passion and motivation to revolutionise the footwear industry was passed down the generations and now Koch & Co. hopes to bring these 60 years of craftsmanship and heritage to a wider audience and provide people with quality shoes that will last a lifetime.
Vishesh has never bought a pair of shoes from a retailer, instead opting for handcrafted pairs made in local home town factories. After graduating from a Masters in Business at HEC Paris, he began working in his family shoe business. He soon decided to embark on his own business venture, with the aim of supplying awesome shoes to European consumers.
Helena is the creative nomad. Originally from the U.K, she's spent the last 3 years living and working across India, France, Italy and Switzerland as a graphic designer. She now calls Berlin home, and set up her own home atelier in Bergmannkiez where she works with full time as the creative designer for Koch & Co.