“I love to design gloves, I love to enhance elegance.”
Chapters of a life story
Who was this quirky, smart and a little naughty but always elegant lady?
“I was born and raised in an elegant time - a time that makes you reminisce of days when people always wore leather gloves in Le Métro de Paris, or strolling around the center of Amsterdam or Florence on Sunday afternoons.”
“Let's bring back elegance, one glove at a time.”
“Especially sexy when a man dresses feminine”
Conchita Wurst, Pride Amsterdam
Style: Ferry van der Nat
Photo: Philippe Vogelenzang
Lara Stone by Peter Lindbergh
Big project from Vogue Nederland, part of the Collector's Issue, 2016.
Styled by: Julia von Boehm
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“My first design? I just bought a pair of gloves and cut off the fingers.”
Ines started to craft her own gloves at the end of last century when she realised she could not find what she wanted and needed anymore.
A pair of gloves like the ones she used to know - simple, timeless and perfectly fitting.
An elegant second skin for her hands and arms instead of the common, tired and unglamorous gloves she was finding everywhere.
Something of beauty.
She bought a piece of chamois leather at a fabric store, a few old books to learn the basics and so she sewed her first pair at home on a Singer sewing machine.
But her real first design was a pair of gloves she got from a local warehouse and then just cut off the fingers.
“The joy and pleasure of wearing my own gloves is incredible. That feeling of sensuality and elegance...This is what I want to share with my customers too.”
Victor & Rolf Mariage FW22 Collection
Photographed by Marijke Aerden
Styled by Jos van Heel
“One of the greatest perks of working with amazing artists, talents and visionaries is the thrill to be able to play a small part in helping their vision come alive.”
Collaborations & Celebrities
Here's but a small selection of some of our favorite moments, photoshoots, designers, travels, adventures and chapters of Ines' history - throughout the years and from all over the world.
Ronald van der Kemp | Paris 2023
Photography by Marijke Aerden
Vogue Arabia 2019
Photography by Domen & van de Velde
Styling by Roel Schagen
“Thin and unlined leather gloves, gloves as they are meant to be.”
One day in the late 1990s, my mother said to me:
'I am going to start an online shop for fancy leather gloves and you'll take the pictures!"
At that time I (Bob, son of Ines) studied photography at the School of Arts in Amsterdam and on this day I still take all images of our gloves in the studio and on location.
For years I worked as a location scout for television and film, but I was always involved in my mothers company.
About 7 years ago Ines Gloves grew so big, I joined my mom on a daily basis.
I live in Amsterdam with my daughter Anna and my office/studio is the same as Ines used to work in.
And thats really inspiring surrounded by all the images, books, hides, prototypes, swatches, etc. that she gathered around her all those years.
I learned a lot from her about chocolate, leather, girlfriends, men, gloves, MM's, elegance and running a passionate business.
Even though I feel sad about her passing, its a great feeling of pride that I can keep continuing the legacy of a special human-being who, brought back those classic gloves, inspired and made thousands of people happy all around the world.
I'll move on with the Ines Gloves keeping her spirit alive.
There are a lot of stories to tell and insights to give.
And I'll make sure that you can keep on enjoying Ines' thin and tight gloves that fit like a second skin.
Greetings from Amsterdam,
Bob, son of Ines