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SCHIPPER/ARQUES

Boris Schipper was born in the Netherlands in 1973 and Tomas Pedrosa Arques in Belgium in 1969, the SCHIPPER/ARQUES label was formed in Belgium in 2008. After dropping out of the prestigous Gerrit Rietveld academy in Amsterdam, Boris Schipper started designing for nightlife and private cliënts, first by himself and later together with his partner Tomas Pedrosa Arques. The SCHIPPER/ARQUES collection is about celebrating shape and texture in a collection with strong contrasts between structure and fluidity, combining underground influences with couture finishing techniques. With attention to detail, a collection both fragile and aggressive, pictures a world of romantic elegance against a backdrop of refined fetishism. A passion for cut and construction and the power to use clothing to shape a silhouette form the foundation for every collection. Schipper and Pedrosa Arques started working together in 1998 as stylists for clubs, music videos and fashion, evolving to attending high level private clients worldwide. Their conceptual approach and counterculture story telling as well as an outspoken opinion about all visual communication and make-up are an essential part of the brand identity.