He started his career at the Amsterdam couturiere Aleid Fashion, where he worked for four years. Subsequently, he ran his own couture salon on the Prinsengracht for 3 years. From there he started traveling and ended up in the show and theater world of New York. There he dressed the flamboyant Bette Midler, the eccentric Grace Jones and the sensational Trockadero Ballet of Monte Carlo. Broadway was his! Meanwhile, he dressed the National Ballet and the Dutch Opera. In Ibiza he spent many summers to organize the most excellent parties. His trip went to Istanbul, India (1.5 years of confection collections designed) and Thailand where he still gets a lot of his non-Western inspiration from. In Paris he learned the couture profession, he worked at Kenzo. Back in Amsterdam, his talent was picked up by Max Heijmans , for whom he worked for 3.5 years. He made many evening dresses. For Frank Govers he worked for 4.5 years, he was mainly responsible for the deux pieces, suits and coats. For Mart Visser, where he also worked for 4.5 years, he was responsible for the overall management of the studio as the main section. Ronald Kolk has had his own couture house since 1998. Women in his designs get a sense of security and self-confidence. His clientele is therefore broad and internationally oriented. Businesswomen, lawyers and politicians, royalty, but also entertainers, people who work in showbiz, get dressed by him. Among his regular clientele are Ans Markus , Liesbeth List , Ruth Jacott and Wende Snijder . Ronald Kolk also designed patterns for large French fabric houses. He works a lot for musicals and theater, such as Palazzo . He designs corporate clothing for hotels and restaurants, sports and beauty centers, etcetera. Ronald Kolk can only be described with contradictions. Progressive and nostalgic. Flamboyant and melancholy. Cheerful and serious. Perfectionistic and lightning fast. Bird free and disciplined. Baroque and ultramodern. His complicated patterns and imaginative applications often make his creations true concessionless artworks.

TERTIUS • Objets d'Art

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  • Canal District
  • 1016HH Amsterdam
  • Netherlands
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