Profession: Creative at LEBL denim
Origin: Holland
City: Amsterdam
Education: AMFI


Why do you do what you do? I like to create good and well made product. I love denim as a fabric and I create sophisticated and tailor made designs. I also do this because I like pattern cutting and sewing instead of spending my days behind a screen.

Could you describe your style and how it developed? I think my style is a bit eclectic. I can wear different styles and silhouettes and combine this (or try) in my own way. Blue is my black and almost always have a more colored detail in my outfit.

Where do you get inspiration from? I like to look at tailored things for construction. Yohji Yamamoto is my favorite designer (the most for his way of thinking). But actually everything could be inspiration.

What is the best part about working within the creative industries? Because its about self expression and I can really admire someone else his/her style. Also you never know whats next and unexpected things can always happen. Working together with other creative gives me the right energy to keep going as well.

What do you wish you knew about your business before you got started? I am actually just starting now and the most important thing would be surviving so I can keep doing what I like to do

Has your style develop/change over the time being active? If yes, how? Company wise??? I would not like to limit myself in designing and because I do bespoke denim I have the freedom to design a lot of different things for different people and personalities.

Who would you like to work with? The people I like

What is your idea of success? Being happy with what you do and stand for the things you believe in.

Is there a message that you are trying to portray through your work? Yes, that clothing should represent your personality and is not based on trends.

Do you believe it is important to raise artistic awareness in your country? That’s a difficult one. I think mainly in education it would be nice. But something like this should never be pushed to hard.

In your opinion, how important is it to culturally educate through art? Not that important.


Agency: LEBL denim