Addy van den Krommenacker
He launched his first own designs in 2002, during the Beaumonde Fashion Awards. This was followed by his own couture collection the year after. From then on, presenting his own couture collection has become an annual event.
Addy designed the wedding dress for star footballer Ruud van Nistelrooy’s wife, and he designed dresses for Dutch Oscar nominated actresses. He also created the Eurovision song contest dress for Dutch contestant Glennis Grace. And many celebrities wear his creations during important television events. One can frequently watch his dresses on the red carpet at important premieres, and he is much beloved by Dutch celebrities.
His couture collections are all made in Italy by different studios which also work for Calvin Klein, Roberto Cavalli, Armani and Gianfranco Ferre. Besides eveningwear his collection also exists of a day and tricot collection.
In 2007, Addy was invited to show his collection during the Haute Couture Fashion Week in Rome, Italy by the organization of Altamoda. In September 2007, he received the 'Look of the Year' Award for Best Foreign Contribution in Taomina, Sicily. In December 2008 van den Krommenacker received the Society Award, his first Dutch award. The award was handed to him by Dutch actress Jette van der Meij.
In September 2007 he presented his first Prêt a Porter collection in his showroom at Via Visconti di Modrone in Milan, Italy. These days, this collection is being sold in cities and countries such as Istanbul, Dubai, Kazakhstan, Switzerland, Germany and Russia.
In 2008, his collection was shown during the final runway show for the popular television show America’s Next Top Model, which will be aired in 130 countries all over the world. He also designed a dress for TV host Tyra Banks.
Addy designed the weddingdress for Truus van Gaal( footbalcoach Louis van Gaal) and Stephanie Rijkaard( footballer Frank Rijkaard). Yolante Cabau van Kasbergen ( footballer Wesley Sneijder) was wearing a salmonpink dress covered with paillettes from Addy on her first marriage-evening.
In 2009 he showed his collection during the Amsterdam Fashion Week for the first time. In this year, he also designed a wedding dress for Truus van Gaal, wife of soccer trainer Louis van Gaal.
In 2010 LPGA Pro golfer and model Anna Rawson wore a sequin dress on the cover of 'Golf Magazine for her' in the USA. Later this year he dressed Hollywood TV reporter April Sutton for the Oscars and the wife of 'Lost' Actor Henry Ian Cusick for the 62nd Prime Time Emmy Awards.
He received two awards in the Netherlands: The Society Award in 2009 and the Fashion Museum Award in 2010.
In January 2011 Addy successfully showed his collection again at Amsterdam International Fashion Week and during high fashion week AltaModa in Rome. Several international stars like Malika Sherawat and Carly Steel were wearing his dresses during the Academy Award week in March. He was knighted in the name of the Queen in April, which is a very high distinction in the Netherlands. In May he was invited to show his collection at a worldwide broadcast Fashion TV event during the film festival in Cannes. He also dressed Courtney Love and Lady Victoria Hervey for this famous event. He designed many wedding dresses for famous Dutch women and left for London (Savoy Hotel) and Switzerland (Lugano) to show his collection.