Leontine graduated in 1984 from the AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute, formerly known as the fashion academy Charles Montaige. After a long career as concept designer at several fashion retail organisations such as Marca (C&A), Vroom & Dreesmann and Prénatal, Leontine decided to start her own agency called SPIZES. Conveying her extensive experience and her vision on development of fashion collections are her main objectives.
Leontine takes on every project in a pragmatic and result-driven way. Her enthusiasm and passion for fashion are essential for focussed and inspiring communication. Connecting with the people she works with in a creative ambiance, is essential for her. Her communicative skills and presence inspire her audience and stimulate her clients to embrace new innovative directions.
Leontine lives and works in Zandvoort. “I love being close to the sea. The wind blowing through my hair clears my thoughts. This enables my creativity to thrive. But also travelling to destinations such as Shanghai, Asia in general, Barcelona, London, Berlin and the USA also feeds my inspiration.”