IF I… is the fashion label of Sarah Henken, stylist and modelist, and Rudy Glibert, tattooer and illustrator. Both have Belgian nationality.
By inviting us to experiment with a large field of possibilities, IF I… is the key to an imaginary world, to a world of secrets.
Sarah and Rudy met at the Bischofsheim Institute in Brussels where they both performed artistic studies. About ten years ago, they moved to Paris, where Sarah works for designers such as Véronique Leroy, Lutz, Bless, Mélodie Wolf and Martine Sitbon, while Rudy specialises in tattoo design and illustration.
Both convinced that the well-being of every day is often found in the complementary of opposites, they design and develop their first collection in 2005 under the name IF I… . Sarah’s input is her knowledge about garments and experience with the fashion industry, while Rudy is in charge of the artistic direction and the visual identity of IF I… .
A focus on volumes and materials and an architectural approach to fabrics are the basis of their work, and their main sources of inspiration are old school tattoos and electro-rock music.
Sarah and Rudy design elegant and comfortable collections for contemporary women. Collections in which we find easyness and fantasy, detail and structure.
For the Autumn-Winter 08-09 collection, their 6th season, Sarah and Rudy decide to focus on geometrical shapes and materials such as quilted fabrics and tricot. Clothes that soften the change of seasons and make us want winter to arrive. Fall on a cloud…The collection is presented by means of a video; a window to their most intimate universe.
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