Tom is based in Gent, Belgium. He studied at Stedelijke Academie Voor Schone Kunsten Sint Niklaas.

Tom Van Der Borght (1978) is a fashion designer who lives and works in Gent. He is a graduate of the Stedelijke Academie voor Schone Kunsten Sint Niklaas.

Tom Van Der Borght is not in search of traditional beauty or honey-sweet cutesiness. Bold combinations of bright colors, psychedelic graphics and textures make for a true bombardment of the senses.

This new kid on the fashion block is not only exploring the boundaries of traditional beauty. He boldly crosses them to create his own standard of beauty. TVDB is always on the look-out for the unconventional and puts into question mainstream social structures. What does society considers normal and why?

What is weird and why? His garments serve as armor for strong super humans in an urban setting. Yet all is not serious. A sense of humor and self-depreciative playfulness show in the way he teasingly covers and reveals in his designs. Another hint of this can be seen in his use of extreme detailing .

Throughout his impeccably finished couture collections strong influences of streetwear reverberate. Van Der Borght’s collections are full with original prints . Modern, industrial techniques such as printing and digital knit happily co-exist with traditional handicrafts.

Already during his studies Fashion Design Van der Borght was a promising student.

After an internship at Maureen De Clerq, he won as third year student the Triumph Inspiration Award 2011 and could show his collection at Berlin Fashion Week. After graduating in june 2012,Tom Van der Borght showed his graduation collection “Church Of Chica” in Berlin and Paris Fashion Weeks Spring/Summer 2013.
After winning the ASVOFF ‘05 award for best emerging talent with his fashionmovie ’Danny’, he founded his label on 1st january 2013. Only two weeks after starting up his business, he won the Premium Young Designer Award during Berlin Fashion Week FW13 with his latest collection ‘Aponycalypse’. In 11 april 2013 he was chosen by the jury and public vote as the C&A Reimagine Design Challenge winner between 8 European designers selected by C&A to represent their country’s.

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