ABOUT

MICHAEL VAN DER MEIDE is a Dutch fashion label founded by fashion designer Michael van der Meide in Rotterdam the 1st. of January 2004.

Just three more miles to go… his first independent collection launched at the prestigious Hyeres Festival May 2004. With his poetic collection of draped vintage parachute dresses which transform by wind Michael won two Awards the Henri Bendel Award (New York) and Punto Seta Award (Como) that helped him to launch his Label. The end of June 2016 Michael celebrates already twelve and a half years in fashion.

Michael started to study to become a classic tailor at the Tailoringschool in the Hague specialised in menswear when he was only seventeen. After he got his degree he went to Charles Montaigne (AMFI) a re-knowned Fashion Academy in Amsterdam where he became a fashion designer and specialised in womenswear. Michael trained his design and technical skills with great fashion designers and couturiers like Frank Govers, Vivienne Westwood, Hussein Chalayan, Panc Vergouw, Frans Molenaar and Aziz Bekkaoui.

Michael’s work ethic and hart lies in couture. ,,This is the air my garments should breathe…” He is inspired by light or dark, movement and transformation.

Michael takes his ideas mostly from the art of Mother Nature with her five magical elements Earth, Water, Air, Fire and Spirit. In his collections he likes to create worlds… an atmosphere that tell a story. Using unique vintage textiles, garments, natural elements and products that had a life and transform in a new.
With his love for nature, drawing/painting and photography he develops his own unique fabrics and he designs textiles in collaboration with Italian manufacturer Puntoseta.

Women & Men that wear his clothes understand the notion of real and honest quality. These people are of the world and have a refined delicate and daring taste!

ELEMENTS

 
air
 
water
 
earth
 
fire
 
spirit
 
atmosphere
 
sky
 
dark

AVAILABILITY

  • Private atelier for Special orders, Collections & Archive