Fashion

We Interview and Play Dress-Up with Koos van den Akker

Fashion

We Interview and Play Dress-Up with Koos van den Akker

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With pattern mix and matching on trend for fall, BULLETT sought out the original collage artist, designer Koos van den Akker  and played dress up with his most iconic pieces.

Best known for the original “Cosby sweater”  Koos is responsible for creating one of the most iconic and unforgettable looks in TV history. Whether you love-to-love the “Cosby sweater”  or  love-to-hate it, make no mistake – Koos is no one hit wonder. The designer is a pioneer in fabric collage techniques and developed a unique approach to print-on- print ensembles, quietly leaving his mark on fashion history through his own work and it’s clear that his designs are inspirational for many looks on the fall runways. After 40 years in the business, he’s still going strong and sewing everyday.

BULLETT interviewed the designer and chatted about cutting his teeth in the workrooms of Christian Dior, the How to Marry a Millionaire fantasy that eventually led him to New York, and his belief that fashion never belongs in a museum – unless of course, it’s Alexander McQueen.