The land of G-Star, Gsus and Scotch & Soda has next to Claes Iversen, Van Slobbe, Victor & Rolf en Van Wouw yet another great fashion duo that you should know, twin-sisters Truus and Riet Spijkers, born 1970.
Both studied at ArtEZ, got their masters at Fashion Institute Arnhem in 2000.
That same year they showed off their first collection ‘Girlfriend’ to the international Fashion-press in Paris.
Since they started their fashion label in 2000 the sis’ present their collections twice a year to the press at fashion shows such as Amsterdam, Paris, London and Milan.
Their second collection, called SIS, was presented at AIFW July 2010.
Last year November they developed a range of specs for Specsavers, all of course with that special Spijkers en Spijkers signature.
And yes, they won some prices … Lucern Switserland 2002, for up-coming Design - contest / catwalk show S/S 03 collection. Robijn Fashion Award 1997, 1st price contest/catwalk show collection “Controversy. Hyeres France 1996, Festival des Jeunes Createurs - contest/ catwalk show collection “Today I wear a 3-dimensional composition”. Marie Claire Prix de la Mode 2010, best national fashion designers.
De creations of Spijkers en Spijkers are besides in Europe now available in countries such as Russia, USA, China, Australia, Far and Middle East and Japan.
Thursday, 27th of January Marie Claire presents SIS by Spijkers en Spijkers at the AIFW.
Pics will follow.