Style Talks

A SELECTED BUNCH OF PEOPLE, 10 SHORT QUESTIONS AND 10 FASHIONABLE/REFRESHING/INSPIRATIONAL/AMUSING ANSWERS. THAT ARE THE INGREDIENTS FOR STYLE TALKS. THIS TIME WE TALKED WITH FASHION DESIGNER MICHAEL BARNAART VAN BERGEN.

Dutch fashion designer Michael Barnaart van Bergen (1983) presented his first couture collection during the Amsterdam fashion week in 2008. In 2009, he launched his first ready-to-wear collection and since then he has focused on this luxurious type of fashion. In the meantime, various fashion pieces have been exhibited in (inter)national museums. Michael’s work is characterized by a clear design and unique graphic designs. The collections are all produced with eye for the environment and available in limited editions in its boutique at The Hague or via www.michaelbarnaartvanbergen.com

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One nice collaboration to mention here is the one Michael has at the moment with the Hague festival Classique. He created a unique performance for this festival: Movement. At the heart of this performance is the Mondriaan dress from the designer’s collection.The performance Movement will be played on the 16th and 18th of June at the Kurhaus in Scheveningen. Tickets can be bought for € 30, – via Festival Classique.

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Name:
Michael Barnaart van Bergen

Profession:
Fashion designer

Me, myself and I:
Positive, Controle freak, Free, Solitary

All time style icon:
Mon Oncle (movie by Jacques Tati)

Favorite fashion item:
Lego watch by J.C. de Castelbajac

Personal style secret:
“Buy less, choose well, make it last”

Best shop city ever:
London & The Hague

Must visit hotspot:
L’Epicerie du Pape (French delicacies) in The Hague

Guilty pleasure:
Rosé wine

Always in my bag:
Secrid Wallet, OV Chipcard, Oyster Card & Paris metro tickets

On my wall please:
Piet Mondriaan

Best travel destination:
A camping at the Côte d’Azur with no WiFi

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