Spijkers en Spijkers is a fashion brand based in Holland. Since the label was founded in 2000, Spijkers en Spijkers has built an instantly recognisable and desirable style that is sharp, bold and functional. Rebelling against stereotypical ideas of femininity, the brand speaks to confident, active and modern women who want to rewrite the rules of their sex. After all, Spijkers en Spijkers is female design knowledge squared.
Twin sisters Truus and Riet set up the company after having graduated from the Fashion Institute in Arnhem. While still in college the students both won prizes: the Body Fashion Design Award and the Contec Design Award. The winning streak continued when their debut collaboration was honoured with the Robijn Fashion Award. The twins complement each other’s talents perfectly; Truus is the painter who thinks in terms of style and colours, while Riet is the sculptor. Together, they turn their mutual ideas into three dimensional pieces. Citing Schiaparelli and Vionnet as their respective heroines, the pair use their individuality for their common vision. They like to work with strong geometrical forms, and use them to accentuate female forms in a contemporary manner.