Michael van der Meide

(Hellevoetsluis, 3rd of January 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 and 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 and wins two international design awards the ‘Henri Bendel Award’ and ‘Puntoseta Award’ from New York (America) and Como (Italy). His pioneering sustainable label takes flight…
Michael started his label by only creating sustainable unique pieces of clothing and the idea had not changed since 2004.
What good does it do to make so many new clothes? So fast and cheap! Only driven by commercial purpose making people buying more? Clothes should have quality, last, be unique add something special to your life! The fashion system is killing people, animals, and everything else that lives on the planet! It has to change!!!We as a small company create key pieces only. It’s not in the quantity but in the quality of the clothes. We re-use, re-duce and re-cycle materials that had a life and transform in a new. Be more thoughtful of what you buy! Support your local designers that create sustainable unique pieces of clothing. You invest in your local people, economy and the planet. Let’s save the future!

[Photo by Stephan van Fleteren]