T.VDB is the creative studio, founded by the Belgian transdisciplinary artist and fashion designer Tom Van der Borght. The studio focuses on people, rather than gender, as the core of T.VDB and its work resists a binary definition, description or title. The studio’s focus on sustainability is characterised by an artisanal approach and the development of sustainable innovations.
T.VDB’s work is internationally renowned for his non-conformist approach, which challenges and breaks through rules and conventions, blurring the boundaries between fashion, performance and art.
In 2020 T.VDB won the prestigious Grand Prix du Jury and Prix de Publique at the International Festival de Mode at Hyeres for a collection which explored normativity, non-conformism, queer identity and contemporary rituals. He works at the intersection of fashion, textiles, graphics, video, performance, scenography and visual arts blending these disciplines to create new forms. T.VDB’s work is highly conceptual, breaking conventional dominant values and norms is essential within his oeuvre.