AboutJulie Verhoeven is an artist and designer whose practise defiantly refuses to apply easy rules of separation. Her drawings, sculptures, assemblages, installations and video combine a rawness, at times reminiscent of punk, with a bewildering sensuality and a strong sense of colour and texture.
Verhoeven's formal training is in fashion; she began her career as an assistant to John Galliano in London followed by Martine Sitbon in Paris. In 2002 she launched her own fashion line, Gibo, with boutiques in London and Milan. Verhoeven has collaborated with numerous international fashion and beauty brands, including Louis Vuitton ,Versace, H&M, Mulberry, Peter Jensen, Melissa and M.A.C among others.
She has exhibited internationally since 2002. There are three monographs of her work in print, and the V&A prints and drawing archive have acquired over 100 Verhoeven drawings.
Verhoeven has been an associate lecturer on the MA Fashion course at Central Saint Martins since 1996 and is an Honorary Fellow of the Royal College of Art.