Mattijs van Bergen (1980) is a fashion designer. He trained in fashion design at the School of the Arts in Arnhem (now part of ArtEZ) and completed a master’s degree at the prestigious Central Saint Martins College in London. He launched his own label MATTIJS in 2008 and won the much-coveted Mercedes Benz Dutch Fashion Award and International Fashion Incubator Award in 2012. British Vogue described him as ‘One of the most promising young designers’.
Mattijs van Bergen is an innovative colourist. His designs are defined by his fresh play in luxury with collaging high quality fabrics and merging this with creative craftsmanship. A mix of textures, materials and prints are the base of every collection. Curvaceous tailoring and sculptural use of pleats are essential aspects of his signature style.
Paper MiffyOf his Paper Miffy, he says: ‘I see Miffy as a fragile icon so I wanted to wrap her up. What better to wrap her in than my trademark look, created with fine paper pleats.’