Last Wednesday, MATTIJS opened the AIFW together with Jan Taminiau. Though it was raining outside of the Westergasfabriek, inside the festivity was going on with spectacular shows.
Mattijs van Bergen showed his A/W 2010 collection called 'Phoenix'. This mythological bird, together with icons like Marilyn Monroe and Rita Hayworth, inspired the designer to bring the couture clothing of the fourties back to life. Black mini-skirts are worn with deconstructed old pink jackets, and complicated pleated dresses in gold and bright colours make women look seductive yet powerful. Eye-catcher of the show was a long black coat made of ostrich feathers. With its accentuated waists and shoulders, MATTIJS' clothes make every woman look like a goddess.
Van Bergen received a big compliment by Dutch newspaper 'Het Parool': the golden dress on the first picture has been chosen as 'Dress of the day' and will be shown in the window display of Amsterdam’s Maison de Bonneterie.
Photography: Peter Stigter
29 January 2010
08 January 2010
Florence Kane from VOGUE magazine came to Amsterdam to visit RedLight Fashion Amsterdam. This initiative is part of HTNK, a fashion recruitment and consultancy company founded by Mariette Hoitink. Redlight Fashon gives starting designers enough space to work and live in the famous Redlight district area. A meeting with Mattijs in his temporary workspace was succesfull; Kane liked Mattijs' all white fall collection with his signature pleats.
Currently Mattijs's spring/summer collection 2010 "Florish Odalisk" is well received by the fashion media. January the 27th, Mattijs will open the Amsterdam International Fashion Week AIFW, toghether with Jan Taminau.
Picture source: VOGUE.com