10 Years Mattijs van Bergen

May 2, 2018 by  
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Mattijs van Bergen is Osman’s new Head of Design

Ten years after he launched his own fashion brand Mattijs van Bergen is taking a new step in his career path. As of the first of May the talented Dutch designer is appointed as Head of Design at Osman in London. The start of this new adventure means the end for his fashion brand MATTIJS, which was popular by many Dutch fashion lovers.

With his signature style of colourful designs, layering, pleated and ruching details Mattijs knows many success stories over the years. He won a Dutch Fashion Award in 2012 and collaborated with brands like United Nude and Aaiko. He designed a collection of bridal wear and came up with an all black and white collection for the Nederlands fotomuseum. Two years ago he launched a sustainable fashion label named Matter. Mattijs had a small but solid fan base, which included none other than Queen Maxima, who wore six of his designs to official occasions.

It was a challenging decade nonetheless. As is the case for many, financially it can be tough for young Dutch designers. Yet after going bankrupt in 2014 Mattijs was able to make a comeback as he put more focus onto capsule collections and design collaborations. He designed business collections for the W hotel and De Efteling in previous years.

So after graduating for his master degree at Central Saint Martins College ten years ago Mattijs is now back in London. The Osman office at 32 Percy Street will be his daily workspace from now on. Osman is a ready to wear label known for it’s focus on feminine fits, soft fabrics, vivid colors, elegant silhouettes and bold styles. An absolute match with Mattijs his design aesthetic if you ask us.

The Dutch designer is excited and looking forward to creating large and beautiful collections together with the talented and passionate international design team. We thank him for ten years of beautiful designs and the many times we were able to work together. We will miss his contribution to Dutch fashion, but we will keep following his adventure. May many more women all around the world be wearing his designs with pride and passion in the years to come.

The best of luck and love to you Mattijs.