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During this time of
global uncertainty,
Mattijs makes a strong
and decisive statement
for both his inspiration
and dedication to the
art of creating garments
and designing beautiful
things. Like a blank
canvas, Mattijs let the
toile inspire him into
creating pieces with
clarity of shape and
form, while being drawn
towards more elaborate
statement pieces. The
heart-shaped details
are an expression of
Mattijs’ love affair
with fashion. This is
his third ready-to-wear
collection since his MA
graduation from Central
Saint Martins College
in London in 2007.
Mattijs followed his BA
at ArtEZ, Institute of
the Arts Arnhem. In
2006 Mattijs won the
Modern Femininity
award at the Lancôme
Color Design Awards
and participated in the
Frans Molenaar Award.
The following year, his
graduation collection
was nominated for the
prestigious Harrods
Mattijs van Bergen
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