RVDK – Rebel with a Cause

Holland’s most talked about fashion designer Ronald van der Kemp is on a mission: He wants to show the whole world that ethical fashion can be glamorous and exciting. He was the very first fashion designer who dared to opt for sustainability, long before it was ‘in fashion.’ Yet unfortunately, he does not get any recognition for his efforts…

Filmmaker and director Kitty Kooring followed Ronald van der Kemp for a year and a half – just her and the camera. Through this intimate way of storytelling, Ronald’s sincerity and vulnerability will clearly come to the fore for the audience to be seen and felt.

Aside from giving a glimpse into the life and motives of Ronald van der Kemp, Kitty Kooring’s documentary will shed a light on the fashion industry as a whole. On the one hand, the film portrays the glamorous side of the fashion industry, such as Hollywood stars in RvdK couture. But neither does it steer away from the dark side of the fashion world, showing shocking images of the second most polluting industry.


Photo by: Aisha Zeijpveld

director Kitty Kooring