The designer behind the eponymous label can add a new accolade to his already extensive record- alongside various design awards, and sizeable log of press clippings- and that's guest blogging for the Dutch edition of ELLE. We grabbed the Vauxhall Fashion Scout alum for a quick word about his new position, and what to expect next- here's what he had to say...
On working with ELLE:
"We have been doing so much stuff together in the past [few] years.
Little over a year ago Dutch ELLE had their 20th anniversary, and had six covers all with Doutzen Kroes. Next to five big name brands they chose a black pleat [sic] dress of mine. It was such an honour! With knowing the team so well [as well], it feels quite natural to blog for ELLE; it's so much fun! It gives a little more insight to what I think and do as a designer."
... and on what to expect from his eponymous label, including whether or not he'll maintain his signature pleating:
"I am working on a collection that feels the most personal to date- work[ing] from my own strength... work[ing] honestly... show[ing] personal weaknesses in collections. I think that power (at least for me) as a young designer lies in showing where you really stand, and hope to get noticed. And yes, pleating will definitely [still] be a big part of the coming season!"
To see what Mattijs has to say on his ELLE blog for yourself, be sure to check his regularly updated guest-page here, and follow his Facebook for exclusive images. #VFS