Chicago based designer Matthew Christopher effortlessly blends influences from his extensive couture dressmaking background with his humble beginnings sewing alongside his grandmother. Attending Ray-Vogue College of Design, Chicago and Iowa State University, his extraordinary talent landed him first with Demetrios, then with one-of-a-kind couture bridal designer, Candace Solomen. He rose to head designer with Galina, even taking part in opening the bridal section for Watters and Watters. By 2002, Matthew had created his own label, that features everything from intricate and embellished lace overlays to modern, sensual draping and effortless, classic silhouettes. Consistently recognized as a top couture bridal designer, winning accolades and several nominations for the prestigious DEBI award, his name was solidified, and his designs well known.
William & Colette Van Der Velde
Our business is proud to be family built, and it is with great pride that we announce that our family has grown. We are honored to introduce new owners William and Colette Van Der Velde. Entrepreneurs from Chicago, they have a passion for the bridal and fashion industry. They are thrilled to partner with Matthew in creating a fashion house that, like all their business ventures, adhere to the highest of standards, standout in every detail, and take pride in artistry and customer service.