Dick Sijmons & Kees de Bruine
What’s your favorite part about conceptualizing a new design?
We try to think “outside the box.” We put ourselves in the shoes of the buyer who wants a cutting edge fashion watch that makes a statement about who they are as a person – all at a reasonable price.
From where do you draw inspiration?
The original inspiration for our colorful watches came out of the tulip fields of Denmark. Therefore, we try to go back to that original setting in coming up with bold, new fashionable watches that still retain the same colorful inspiration and at the same time have a new and refreshing look.
What do you think will draw retailers to your collection this upcoming season?
This year our watches really have that panache that say: “I am an intelligent, fun-loving person, who is confident and not afraid to be different than everyone else. A trendsetter yet with the ability to be conservative in my watch choice if I choose.”
How would you define your city’s fashion?
Being in Southern California, our fashion statement evokes the “sunnyside” of the fashion world – blending European design with the fun-loving beach and surf fashion by day and cutting edge business casual by night.
Who or what has been your greatest fashion influence?
Without a doubt, the ability to offer our customer the best looking watch on the market that stays true to our “born in the tulip fields” colors is what gives us the most satisfaction in the fashion/business watch industry.
What three items are essential to you during market week?
Being able to show our watch to an audience that perhaps isn’t familiar with its quality and affordability, networking with like-minded business professionals who appreciate quality and affordability, and having fun!
Where can readers find out more about your work?
Go to www.kyboeusa.com, or feel free to give us a call at 619-306-9237!