Ronald van der Kemp


Ronald van der Kemp 

Ronald van der Kemp worked internationally for over 25 years as designer and creative director for high-end international luxury brands before launching his own brand RVDK in 2014.


Driven by a conviction that the world was heading in an unsustainable direction he was determined to follow his own path of sustainability and inclusivity with “New ethics in luxury fashion” as leitmotiv while reinventing the notion of a couture house.

RVDK Ronald van der Kemp is the world’s first sustainable couture brand, a pioneering and influential force, recognised by the Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode amongst the world’s 30 leading brands invited to show at couture week in Paris.

Ronald’s work veers between art and fashion and stems from the innate idea that there are enough leftovers on this world to fuel his creations. 


As a multimedia artist he creates intuitive collages encompassing couture, art, drawings, textiles, drawings, paintings, objects, jewellery, film, photography and sound.


“I believe that creativity and aesthetics, which touches people underneath the skin, will lead to much needed awareness, empathy and behavioural change in society.”


Ronald is a true inspirational advocate for his cause, speaking at international conferences, colleges and organisations. 



Metropolitan Museum of Art   New York
Palais Gallièra Paris
Centraal Museum Utrecht
Art Fairs