All about warmenhoven & venderbos

Formally founded in the year 2000, Warmenhoven & Venderbos create the finest contemporary haute couture as though they have been in the industry for centuries.

Formally founded in the year 2000, Warmenhoven & Venderbos create the finest contemporary haute couture as though they have been in the industry for centuries.

The Netherlands based label is the brainchild of Sascha Warmenhoven and Babette Venderbos.The two met while studying at the Academy of Fine Arts in Rotterdam and connected through their mutual appreciation for fashion design and art.During their studies, the two individually pursued art and fashion in their own ways.Originally from Germany, Sascha Warmenhoven went on to work for major sportswear labels after graduation.During his studies, he managed to garner internships with Walter Van Beirendonck and Dirk Van Saene.As for the native from the Netherlands, Babette Venderbos interned with So by Alexander van Slobbe and worked for Maison Martin Margiela as a showroom assistant.After they maintaining their relationship throughout their studies, they decided to work together and launched their first collection in 1996.From their creative visions sprouted individualistically abstract pieces of autonomic fashion.

Warmenhoven and Venderbos started their collections that mainly consisted of haute couture pieces.It was not until 2001 that they decided to create a prêt-a-porter collection.Even though they have been working together since 1996, they didn't make their name official until 2000.Since then, they have produced remarkable pieces of fashion artistry.Maintaining the excellence of European fashion, Warmenhoven and Venderbos design conceptual pieces that are futuristically minimal.Their clothing caters to the self-confidence of a woman by invoking edgy femininity through avant-garde artistry.With an elegant reverence, their designs cut against the mainstream of fashion.Their experimental creativity produces amazing low-key unconventional pieces that have all the elements of a great haute couture and fine piece of art.Their mixture of textures shows with their valiant use of sheer materials contrasted with other common textiles.Black and white remains consistent with many of their collections.The sleekness of the basic colors is finely exaggerated with mild use of vibrant greens, blues and reds.Their sophisticated, fashion-forward European aesthetic shines through as they use a variety of techniques and layers in their clothing.Mixes of flattering cuts, slanted seams, innovative use of fasteners as well as the manipulated gathering and draping fabrics adhere to the autonomous paradigms of the design duo.

It goes without saying that Warmenhoven and Venderbos's collections speak for themselves.Each piece is an individual development on its own emulating a strong amount of character.Their stylistically detailed collections are released twice a year: one for autumn/winter and another for spring/summer.Maintaining their positions as dedicated artists, their passion for art is not only shown through their designs, but in the way that they are presented.In particular, their website showcases images of their clothing in unique ways.Some of the pieces are exhibited in abstract form, paralleling the designers' philosophies on fashion, art and body. To add even more to their love for high art, the two are often associated with artistic installation pieces, photography, drawings and costuming.All of which is showcased through their website.

Sascha Warmenhoven and Babette Venderbos add fuel to the firepower of European designers.Their unconventionally beautiful designs reflect their dignity as artists.Although their label is fairly fresh, they have made a great impression on the industry.Their futuristic outlook on fashion can only result in more innovatively compelling designs.

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