About the Author
Barbara de Vries was born in Amsterdam. She has been a fashion designer for most of her career. In 1991, she designed the CK collections for Calvin Klein, and she has since had her own lines in both the U.S. and Japan.
In 2009, Barbara and her husband, the author Alastair Gordon, started Gordon de Vries Studio, which puts out illustrated books about design and lifestyle. She is also a passionate activist against plastic pollution. When Barbara’s twin daughters moved to the Netherlands to study design, she saw the country through their eyes and realised that she had never really left the Dutch way of life.