MATTIJS FashionWeek Amsterdam FW14

January 24, 2014 by  
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Mattijs kicked off the fall winter 2014 edition of Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam. His collection was inspired by Van Gogh.

Mattijs Fashion Week Amsterdam FW2014

January 23, 2014 by  
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The first edition of the official Mercedes-Benz FashionWeek Amsterdam kicked off with Mattijs van Bergen presenting his fall/winter 2014 collection ‘Complementair’. Dutch (pregnant) actrice and longtime muse of Mattijs Jolanda van Berg opened the show by singing an a capella version of Starry, starry night by Don Mclean. Then from a gorgeous colored backdrop – inspired by Vincent van Gogh’s use of color – Mattijs’ models (with heavy, bright colored make-up on) slowly appeared, trees and falling leaves completed the setting. In collaboration with the Van Gogh museum Mattijs came up with a somewhat romantic, bright colored collection throughout which digital prints of Van Gogh’s work could be seen. On an extravagant, long evening gown or used, literally, as a kaleidoscopic all over print. The Dutch paintings could be seen more abstractly in just the use of colors (from his first dark works till the more explosively colored pieces of art). In between all the art references Mattijs’ signature could be seen, like in pleated skirts and jackets, duo colored pieces with graphic parts, metallic details and butterfly jewelry. New were the knitwear items combined with comfy pleated day-wear pants, which both appeared refreshing and seemed to be perfect commercial assets to Mattijs’ autumn ’14 collection.



Goodiebag !? – Mattijs

January 29, 2010 by  
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The goodiebag we received at Mattijs’ fashion show contained:


Lipstick (color sensational)

Magazine Marie-Claire

Magazine Nouveau

Hair spray 50 ml – Redken

Small wristband – I Amsterdam

Lipbalm – PTB


Folder – Athena Skin Care

Leaflet – United Nude

Leaflet – The Home Collection Vitra.

Estimated value: 15,-

Rating: 6

Backstage at Mattijs fw2010

January 28, 2010 by  
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Yesterday Mattijs presented his fall/winter collection for 2010. Right before his show we photographed some cool backstage moments…

Amsterdam Fashion Week: openingssoiree 2010

January 28, 2010 by  
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Yesterday the Amsterdam International Fashion Week started off with the openingssoiree. In between the fashion shows of Jan Taminiau and Mattijs we spotted some interesting people. Although the bites were lacking everyone was having a blast.

Mattijs Amsterdam Fashion Week fw2010

January 27, 2010 by  
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Tonight we saw what Mattijs was all about. His fashion show contained some qualitative, wearable fashion items.

Just as in his latest collection he presented a lot of pleated designs, like a black and a red pleated dress combined with golden belts and bracelets. Other eye-catching details were ruffles and frayed ends with long threads hanging at the bottom of some dresses.

We saw a fur balloon-shaped skirt and tops with puffy sleeves. The models wore snake leather shoes.
Mattijs used crazy color combinations like turquoise with pink. And again we saw a lot of metallic and shiny fabrics.

DFF Prelude: Mattijs Catwalk Fashion Show SS10

July 22, 2009 by  
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By Ivo Wiermans

It’s time for change! And we don’t refer to the legendary words spoken by Obama, but to the atmosphere at Prelude. You know, the seasonal event on the eve of Amsterdam Fashion Week, where young Dutch fashion talents show their newest collections. The young designers at Prelude brought a unanimous message. Long-lasting designs, with a focus on shape and excelling with simplicity, showed a new generation of designers that prefers high quality to short-term fashions

In the courtyard of hotel The Grand, Mattijs van Bergen was first to show his collection for spring/summer 2010. The designer, who is well-known for his elegant plissé dresses, chose to focus on shape. There were dresses like oversized shirts, outfits with big shoulders and couture-like jackets. Pleated elements were subtly converted in necklaces, blouses and lapels and more striking in beautiful pink, red and purple evening dresses. Outstanding pieces looked like waterfalls because of the draped fabrics. The collection felt relaxed and more wearable without lacking the elegant style in which Mattijs excels.

Amsterdam Prelude Catwalk Fashion Shows FW09

January 28, 2009 by  
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Shows from: Catta Donkersloot, Conny Groenewegen, Marcha Huskes, Mattijs, Sjaak Hullekes and Sebastic.

Mattijs van Bergen Prelude Catwalk Fashion Show SS09

July 23, 2008 by  
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