The best things in life often come in pairs. Dutch fashion label Spijkers & Spijkers, which was founded by identical twin sisters Riet and Truus Spijkers, is one such example. The designer duo set up shop in 2001 after graduating from the prestigious Arnhem College of Arts, and have since taken the fashion world by storm with their avant-garde and fiercely feminine creations.
Whether in life or in fashion, the twin sisters complement each other perfectly. When it come to their collections, Truus is the painter, working primarily with colour and pattern, while Riet is the sculptor, her domain being that of volume and shape. What binds the twins most, besides their looks, is their love of vintage. Their high-end line Spijkers & Spijkers takes its cues from the 1920s—think Gerrit Rietveld and the De Stijl movement—while their more playful SiS line is all about ’80s Memphis.