Edwin Oudshoorn

Designer Edwin Oudshoorn

The Dutch couturier and designer Edwin Oudshoorn will exhibit a full display of his multifaceted fashions as part of the events surrounding the 15th anniversary of Fashion Week El Paseo.

Oudshoorn, who’s based in Amsterdam, was initially recognized for his bridal designs, but his portfolio includes costumes for opera, theater, film, and television as well as collections for museums. His creations are mesmerizing and often romantic, particularly diaphanous silhouettes adorned with sequins and Swarovski crystals combined with skin-colored tulle, hand-dyed silk, and wools. Each has a unique story.

Long established at various fashion shows in the Netherlands and internationally, Oudshoorn has worked extensively with museums, including the Rijksmuseum, The Gemeentemuseum in The Hague, Stedelijk Museum Amsterdam, and Teylers Museum as well as Musee de la Vie Romantique in Paris during Couture Week. In 2007, he designed the costumes for the opera Iphigénie en Aulide, performed by the Académie Royale de Musique La Haye. His designs can also be seen in the enormously successful musical Soldaat van Oranje (Soldier of Orange).

Oudshoorn, who will turn 40 shortly after Fashion Week El Paseo, is proud of the breadth of his work, but his first love is working with private clients. He loves to find their story and translate it into a one-of-a-kind dress.