About Us

Meet the Design Team

About the Team

Van Der Velde is a fashion collection based in Chicago, Illinois. Known for elegant looks, breathtaking style, and timeless laces, they produce couture wedding gowns, veils, and soon to be released, intimates. Their contemporary designs celebrate size inclusivity and are recognized for their ideal fit. 

Each gown is meticulously constructed from luxe fabrics and feature delicate details that highlight feminine lines. Careful consideration of cut and fit, along with industry recognized seaming, make these couture bridal collections some of the most sought-after gowns on the market.

The Van Der Velde's

William & Colette Van Der Velde

Entrepreneurs from Chicago, owners William & Colette Van Der Velde have a passion for the bridal and fashion industry. They are proud to create 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.

William has brought to life his design aesthetic featuring the coveted Matthew Christopher fit and with the help of the the entire workroom and team at Van Der Velde.

William and Colette Vander Velde
Matthew Christopher | Portrait

Matthew Christopher

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.
Matthew’s extensive travels to trunk shows have created lasting and impactful relationships with brides and salons across the US and have served as incredible inspiration for many of our most popular designs.

Welcome to Van Der Velde

Welcome to Van Der Velde

You’re in the right place! If you are looking for the Matthew Christopher fit paired with fresh, breathtaking design, you’ve come to the right fashion house. It is with great pleasure that we welcome you to Van Der Velde Mode Collectief, a fashion collective based in Chicago and built for your needs from bridal to our soon to be released intimates. 

We can’t wait to reveal all the surprises and special events we have in store. Enjoy the new site, and feel free to reach out on our contact page. Kusjes voor jou!