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 by hand combining all sorts of different embellishment techniques you see on antique gowns and interprets that in a modern avant-garde way. Michael also still develops his digital designed textiles in collaboration with Italian textile manufacturer Puntoseta.

Women & Men that wear his clothes understand the notion of a unique, honest and real kind of quality. These people are of the world and have a refined delicate and daring taste! Above all they like to stand out! Quality, Unicity and Modernity is what they look for and find in the Michael van der Meide shop. We sell Classics, Unique vintage pieces, Customized items, My own collection, Couture, Ready-to-Wear, Tailoring, Bridal.

Because it fits the old location (an old loft FENIX2 opposite Hotel New York built in 1918)  and I love antique and vintage ( and everybody was asking!) Our special antique/vintage decorations are also for sale… we like change! Come, see, feel, try and buy items you can’y find anywhere else…

Hope to welcome you in Ma petite Maison!:-)

Michael and his team…

ELEMENTS

 
air
 
water
 
earth
 
fire
 
spirit
 
atmosphere
 
sky
 
dark

AVAILABILITY

  • Private atelier for Special orders, Collections & Archive