A workwear suit of my own invention called a BONNE SUIT. It’s a garment in which you can do whatever you want, whenever you want.
I have lots.
The suits are directly inspired by farmers’ overalls which are made from heavy cotton so they don’t get destroyed easily. ISSEY MIYAKE’s suits are another big inspiration; they are in between a tailored suit and a pyjama. So my suits are sturdy and relaxed whilst looking tailored and sharp. Most importantly, I can put them in the washing machine and get my pasta sauce stains out.
I started wearing farmers’ overalls as soon as I could walk. I used to spend my summers in Dedemsvaart with my mother and my great aunt MIEN RUYS, the landscape architect. We’d live there in her big gardens and the only time I wasn't playing outside was when I was sleeping so I’d get dirty a lot. The overalls were the perfect solution to keeping my clothes clean.
I’m constantly caught between looking like a bum and trying to look like the late PRINCE BERNHARD of the Netherlands. I’m also usually covered in sauce stains because I’m always making pasta.
My mother and, later on, my foster mother are really my only inspirations for how people should dress.
It’s super messy. I lose clothing all the time. I am trying to become a balanced, organised person but I don’t think it will ever happen.
I usually just have to go with whatever is cleanest.
No, I don’t have these kind of opinions about clothing.
Not really. Between the ages of 12 and 18 I would only wear one outfit. I thought I was a mod so I’d only wear FRED PERRY polos and I had one pair of wide pants. I seriously only had one pair of pants. Then I suddenly discovered fashion and I started wearing RICK OWENS and DAMIR DOMA but I realised quite soon that my farmer’s body just wasn’t made for this beautiful skinny silhouette and gradually my idea for the BONNE SUITS came along.
I’ve done just that with my suits! I do consider it a loss of options, and what a relief!
I’ve had steady girlfriends since the tender age of 13 so I've never actually picked up a girl! But I love to look sexy for myself. I feel sexy in my own suits or my ISSEY MIYAKE suit.
Buy a BONNE SUIT and don’t wear anything else except socks and underwear (if you are into that). Shoes are okay as well.