Alexander van Slobbe
Alexander van Slobbe (1959, Schiedam, the Netherlands) studied at the fashion department, ArtEZ Institute of Arts in Arnhem, where he graduated in women and men design and illustration. There he became interested in the minimalist School of Dutch architecture and design, and began to apply these principles to his fashion designs. In 1989 he introduced his women's line orson + bodil. The men's label SO by alexander van slobbe was developed in 1993. When SO was sold in 2003, Van Slobbe started collaborations with companies such as Koninklijke Tichelaar, Puma and fellow designers such as Claudy Jongstra, Jan Jansen and Francisco van Benthum.
Van Slobbe received numerous awards, such as the Theo Limperg prize for the best industrial design, the Prins Bernhard prize for applied art and architecture and the ELLE-Style Award.