born and raised in the south of The Netherlands, living and working in Amsterdam. After graduating with a mixed media collection from the fashion and audio visual department at Rietveld Art Academy in 1996, my work has been showcased in various art and design exhibitions.
As part of a group show, my first work 'Cry Piece', a collection of wearable tissue kerchiefs made for crying, was presented in Stedelijk Museum Bureau Amsterdam.
CRY PIECE / AMSTERDAM 1995
PRESENT / PARIS 2001
My early work was selected for the 'Prix de Rome' shortlist and nominated for art prize 'Nouvelles Images' along several other prizes and contests, like 'Robijn Fashion Awards' and 'Festival des Arts de la Mode Hyères'. I designed film costumes for French film noir legend Jeanne Moreau and Dutch actors like Jeroen Willems and Maria Kraakman, next to creating costumes for leading Dutch dance company Introdans.
INTRODANS / ARNHEM 2008
I teached conceptual design at the textile and fashion department from Rietveld Academy, Amsterdam. Also conducting workshops on conceptual/poetic design, like I did for various art and design schools in the Netherlands and Istituto Europeo di Design in Rome and Florence, Italy.
FATHER AND SON / AMSTERDAM 2013
The last few years I am more focussed on neckwear, that started with the butterfly bow tie, which I presented in a poetic performance with a group of 100 models and dancers at the Dutch Fashion Awards in 2012. A special moment, because I just met my father for the very first time. This bowtie was especially designed for the occasion, as most of my work is autobiographical or a reflection of life, identity and human behavior in general.