Founded in Paris, in 2018, WIM WorkShop is a creative atelier specialized in fashion and accessories. Originally conceived as a way to express creativity and craftsmanship, and build on an appreciation of artisanal skill, WIM WorkShop works with a variety of clients across the Fashion and Design industry with the continued aim of creating unique, high-quality pieces. I started WIM WorkShop because I believe that it is passion, excellence and attention to detail that are at the essence of creation and it is these principles that I endeavour to bring to the work of my clients.
After graduating from the Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam, with a degree in Fashion Design, I have worked for the past 15 years in the luxury fashion industry, where I have held various technical and executive positions, and have had the chance to work for a number of renowned fashion houses in Amsterdam, London and Paris. Over the course of my career while working for Couture and Ready-to-Wear houses such as Lanvin, Thierry Mugler and Viktor&Rolf, I have gained a diverse range of experience and have been fortunate enough to develop into an accomplished and well-rounded professional.
Throughout my roles, I have worked to translate the unique design handwriting of each house into the development and execution of prototypes, as well as tailor-made pieces for private clients and celebrities. The foundation for my creative work was laid as I completed my studies, where I discovered that the root of my personal creativity lay in the execution of assignments, through precise patterncutting and finding technical solutions, and has lead to my continued dedication to meticulous craftsmanship.
WIM WorkShop allows me to collaborate with a wide variety of clients both private and commercial, while also working on other projects such as the development of a line of accessories. Ultimately, regardless of the project, I remain focused realising a quality product and cultivating new partnerships with Designers, Artists and Artisans to help others realise the full potential of their creative ideas.
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