The design label Spijkers en Spijkers was created by twin sisters Truus and Riet Spijkers in 2000. After graduating from the College of the Arts in Arnhem, Netherlands, the sisters went on to complete an MA at the Fashion Institute Arnhem. Whilst at the Institute the girls separately won the Body Fashion Design Award and the Contec Design Award. Their debut design collaboration earned the pair the Robjin Fashion Award. Citing Schiaparelli and Vionnet as their respective heroines the pair unite their individuality for their common vision, working with strong and clear geometrical forms which emphasize the female body. Spijkers en Spijkers have shown in London for several seasons, following their debut collection for S/S 2001. In February 2007 they launched their diffusion line “SIS” in collaboration with Urban Outfitters.
- Davies, Hywel; ‘100 New Fashion Designers’ Laurence King Publishers September 2008.
- Spijkers en Spijkers features in a project.