Alexander van Slobbe (1959, Schiedam, the Netherlands) studied fashion design at ArtEZ University of the Arts, where he graduated in woman's and man's design and illustrations. There he became interested in the minimalist School of Dutch architecture and design, and began applying these principles to his fashion design. In 1989 he introduced his women’s line orson + bodil. The men’s label SO by alexander van slobbe was developed in 1993. When SO was sold in 2003 Van Slobbe focused on his womens' line orson + bodil next to colloborations with company’s like Royal Tichelaar Makkum, Puma and fellow designers like Claudy Jongstra, Jan Jansen and Francisco van Benthum.

Van Slobbe received numerous awards such as the Theo Limperg Prize for Best Industrial Design, the Prince Bernhard Cultural Prize for Applied Arts and Architecture and the ELLE style award.