Born in the Netherlands, 23 year old stylist Ilanka Verhoeven grew up in a less-favoured area in Rotterdam where she spent most of her time hanging on the streets with friends. After a long period of illness she turned her life around by searching for her values in life. As a result she grew an huge interest for the fashion industry. By the age of 17 she launched an online platform by the name Fashionnerdic that quickly grew into a worldwide phenomenon that led to many collaborations with brands such as COS and interviews with for example Vogue Paris and ELLE. Around the same time she applied to the academy of arts of which she graduated with a Bachelor degree of Design in 2014. Nowadays she divides her time in the studio, creating the visual images of her dreams, contributing as a writer for several fashion magazines and continuing working with brands as a web influencer.
Known for her impeccable eye for detail, Ilanka Verhoeven continuously translates graphic elements in her work. Minimalistic luxury are the keywords to describe her unique signature.