Mattijs van Bergen

creative luxury for headstrong women

Webshop - MATTER

    Join the movement. Wear something that matters.

    • No seasons, no sale, no overproduction
    • Love for and attention to every single item
    • Produced in limited editions
    • Reduce; to improve design and its life cycle
    • Sustainable and long-lasting method of creating and building our business
    • Unique and limited design of exceptional quality
    • Produced in Europe – retaining a small cycle



    Jewellery

    Mattijs’ fascination for material combinations, form and colour are reflected in his jewellery line. Every piece is handmade and has been created by a loving co-creation between Mattijs and silversmith Anneke van Bergen, his mother.

    Jewelry from the side

    PAPPILON PENDANT

    The butterfly necklaces in this line stand out by their striking simplicity. The handmade casing and the convex glass cover show off the astounding natural colours of the butterfly.It is possible to wear the necklace on two sides, because of the glass on two sides of most pendants and the two very different sides of the butterfly, making for two necklaces in one.

    STONEHENGE PENDANT

    The fiery and painterly patterns of these semi-precious stones (agates) are encapsulated in a copper or brass handmade serrated casing, which follows the natural outline of the stone.

    LITTLE CREATURE NECKLACE

    These expressive necklaces combine the warm colours of agate with the soft velvet of the butterflies, connected with a piece of Van Bergen signature pleated copper half moon. It is possible to wear the necklace on two sides, because of the glass on two sides of most pendants and the two very different sides of the butterfly, making for two necklaces in one.


    About MATTER

    to/the matter noun/verb /ˈmæt.ər

    1.     Material, a physical substance in general; 2. a subject or situation under consideration; 3. to be of importance or significance.

    MATTER is the new movement Studio Mattijs van Bergen has created to try and solve the issues around contemporary prêt-à-porter collections. It represents the core values of Studio Mattijs van Bergen: to reduce, to reach our true meaning of fashion design. MATTER is our vision of designing and building our individual business.  Away from conventions and fashion rules. Creating fashion within our own time frame.

    Unique and limited design of exceptional quality.

    We dedicate all our attention to sustainable, long lasting fashion design. MATTER is a limited, exclusive and affordable line. The designs are made in small editions. Avoiding overproduction, we create less waste and our products will not go on sale. The collection is designed, developed and produced in Europe.

     SONIA matters

    Sonia is a colourful, feminine dress in four fabric varieties. The dress caters for both day and eveningwear. Our fascination for outspoken combinations of fabrics and colours are used strikingly within this design.

    “When they go low, we go high.”

    Inspired by this quote by Michelle Obama, this shaped dress has an angled waistline, which curves up towards the front waist and drops towards the centre back. This cut follows women’s curves and accentuates all the right places. The bodice, with a ¾ length sleeve, is shaped, but not worn slim fit. The piping in a complementary colour is a refined detail to the rounded neckline. In the soft pleated bell skirt, comfortable side seam pockets are concealed. The dress closes on the centre back with an invisible zipper.

    Sonia has been named after the Ukrainian-French artist Sonia Delaunay. Like her, Mattijs is fascinated with colour and the use of colour. Certain colour combinations create an illusion of movement, Delaunay discovered.

    Her oeuvre includes jewellery, paintings, textile design and set design. It is the interaction between these different art forms, which made her unique and visionary.