Michael van der Meide
(Hellevoetsluis, January 3 1973)
Michael worked as an intern for Vivienne Westwood, Hussein Chalayan, Frans Molenaar, Frank Govers, Aziz Bekkaoui. After graduating from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute he worked for Lifestyle & Interior Store DOM by Kristian Koban. High End designer boutique PRAGUE by Louis Dijksman as a salesman & windowdresser and Caroline Suits as a designer and production assistant creating freefly-, formation- and birdmansuits. He launches his label with iconic draped vintage parachute dresses at the Hyères Festival 2004 wins two international design awards the ‘Henri Bendel Award’ from New York and the ‘Puntoseta Award’ from Como. His pioneering label of upcycling takes flight!
,,I started my label only creating one-of-kind sustainable pieces of clothing and the idea had not changed since 2004.”
What good does it do to make so many new clothes? Fast and cheap! Throwaways with poor quality. Only driven by commercial purpose making people buying more? Clothes should have quality, last, be unique add something special to your life! Stay with you a lifelong something you cherish and wear for a long time. The fashion system now is changing it has to look at climate change. It’s very extreme these days. We upcycle vintage that had a life and transforms in a new. (future!) We believe in being more thoughtful of what you buy! Support your locals! Who create, build, make and grow sustainable. If your budget lets it invest in your local people, profit, planet.
Save the future…
Team: Zoltan, Goelfija, Brenda & Ivan