One of the locations of Salon/2 is the Amsterdam Museum. And, again, amazing things happen in 'De regentenkamer'. Not fashion, but a boat-iful installation of MATTIJS is presented on the table of the room. This centre piece is inspired by the sea view- paintings hanging in the Regentenkamer. Mattijs van Bergen said: "In all my work I tend to think from colour, material and texture and specifically pleats. For me paper is the perfect material base to start working from. It is a blank canvas for new ideas. The paper connects to to collars in the sea-view portraits in the room. With bringing something new to this historic room I try to reference the past to the now, as I do in my collections".
Paper Series #2 is a study for Paper Series #3: 'Paper Wedding'. It will be part of the exhibition Mart Visser, Kerkmeester: 'Ode to Dutch Couture' van 26 Augustus tot 2 oktober in de Nieuwe Kerk. Paper Series #1 (december 2009) was shown in the window of Jones Clothing Arnhem.
Go to the Amsterdam Museum and see for youself how overwelming the crafts of MATTIJS are, even without textile and metal. The picture is just a detail, because it is to boat-iful to show you it in full....
About Mattijs van Bergen:
“King of Pleats" Mattijs van Bergen (1980) lauched his label in 2008. His neo classical designs are defined by distinct use of color, high quality fabric and make. The clothes should be forward, but survive the change of the seasons. Curvaceous tailoring and a sculptural use of pleating are part of the label’s signature cut.
His new glam handwriting has proven itself as highly attractive to women in the past years. The look is fresh, festive and feminine. With his designs, the designer strives to create feminine clothes that’ll seduce the women who wear them as well as surprise them by the highly innovative aspects. Great craftsmanship lies deep in the heart of MATTIJS. No wonder, with an education that started at the Institute of Fine Arts in Arnhem, The Netherlands and successfully ended in London at the Central Saint Martins College, van Bergen has an eye for details, beautiful fabrics and well-cut clothes.