The founders of De KLOFFIE Markt, Yard and Roski are both fashion graduates and met while studying at the same institute in Amsterdam. After graduating, both lived abroad in New York, where Yard focused on fashion photography and Roski followed a millinery course at Fashion Institute of Technology.
From their experiences in New York, they followed their path to the city Berlin, before moving back to Amsterdam where they founded DKM.
Roski is a vintage buyer and treasure hunter of high-end designers and vintage garments. Expertise of more than 15 years in collecting and curating the finest garments. Roski travels all over the world in order to collect the garments for DKM.
Her range of experience includes authentication and valuation of pre-owned luxury goods and trend forecasting of vintage. Roski’s favorite designers are Alexander McQueen, Azzedine Alaia, Jil Sander, Miuccia Prada and Phoebe Philo. Her fascination for designers from London such as Christopher Kane, Ashley Williams and Marques Almeida started when living and working in London, UK.
Yard is the creative director of DKM. She uses her many skills in branding, concept creation, art direction & photography for the visual storytelling of DKM. Besides the focus on the art direction, she sets the tone for the menswear collection of DKM. She is especially drawn to menswear, artisanal and utilitarian aesthetics. Her favorite designer brands are Margiela, Rick Owens, Jil Sander, Lemaire and Dries van Noten. Her interest in artisanal fashion started with the purchase of a coat by Boris Bidjan Saberi.
In June 2020 DKM stated the following concerning the Black Lives Matter Movement.
“We needed the time to reflect, process and take actions.
Having said that, DKM will no longer offer brands/designers that openly received allegations of racial discrimination.
De KLOFFIE Markt got founded by us, two women with different backgrounds. With our business we create a place for inclusivity and diversity.
We stand for equal rights for everyone. We continue to stay active in the fight against racism.
Let’s unite for a better future.” June 2020, Black Lives Matter Movement