He was born in Nijmegen, the Netherlands, in late 1950s.
He found his true calling at age 18 during a trip to southern Europe, precisely Italy. He traveled without hurry all across it, and found himself experiencing a different life rythm and a new universe. He kept in his memory the image of people walking on their balconies like doing it on long catwalk. These small details and his harmony with the city of love helped reveal his true call; fashion design. In the 1970s he began studying Fashion Design at ABK, in Netherlands, now better known as ArteZ Arnhem University. After five years, he graduated with honors as fashion designer.