Von Dutch is a fashion brand that was created in the early 2000’s led by famed French designer, Christian Audigier. The iconic Hollywood brand has been a staple on the pop culture and music scene for over 15 years. Since the launch, Von Dutch exploded into the fashion world and became one of the most desired and recognizable brands of its time. Von Dutch continues to be one of the most influential brands that has stood the test of time. Currently, executive director of design Earl Pickens continues to drive the future of Von Dutch to a place where street culture meets luxury fashion.
One of the most influential fashion designers of his time, Earl Pickens graduated from the Art Institute of Chicago followed by a successful career as artistic director for ready to wear high-end brands including Charles Jourdan, Marlboro International Sportswear (Valentino Groupe) and more. Pickens work was honored as winner of Lazarus (Designer of Tomorrow) Award and the coveted Perry Ellis Awards. The beloved designer has dressed some of the most high profile celebrities, politicians and musicians including Barack Obama, Gwyneth Paltrow, Kate Hudson, Lady Gaga, Cindy Crawford and the British Olympic team. His work has been featured across global fashion books such as: Vogue, Harper’s Bazaar, Elle, Official, etc