Stella Verdult graduated in 2010 from the art academy Willem de Kooning in Rotterdam, specializing in the study of colour. For the following 2.5 years she lived in Paris and worked in the luxury fashion industry. After Paris she moved to Spain to work as a commercial designer for the world’s largest fashion retailer. After 5 years abroad, having refused many offers from established fashion companies, she moved back to Holland to start her own company. Her love for colour and passion for clothing finally met. In April 2015 she set up a small collection under the name YOURSIZE.
“Having worked for internationally renowned fashion companies I learned that standard sizing is useless because women don’t have standard bodies. With YOURSIZE I try to break this pattern and offer an alternative.”
The entire process of choosing the fabric, buttons, wrapping paper and hangtag comes about as a result of the same love and dedication for colour that inspires her collages. A constant search for new colour combinations is the driving force behind her work.
Portrait by: Robin van Bree