Matthias De Vogel was born and raised in The Netherlands and studied fashion design at Utrecht School of Arts.
After acquiring a master’s degree at the I.F.M in Paris, he pursued a career in fashion working for several renowned brands including Et Vous, Comptoir des Cotonniers, as well as the designers Isabel Marant and J.C de Castelbajac. This career period established his connection to couture and design in Paris.
After 15 years in Paris, Matthias relocated to San Francisco, where he worked as Global Concept Designer for the iconic brand Levi Strauss.
This role took him around the world where he met many inspiring people, providing the opportunity to work with artisans and study their cultures, craft and approach to art. His work is influenced by this research, specifically the meaning of colour and use of prints and patterns from these different regions.
Returning to Amsterdam, Matthias De Vogel created his textile lab and studio Fault Lines, founded in 2015. Here he experiments with traditional ideas of textile art and reinterprets them in a new way.
Matthias creates unique textile art based on three essential design principles: imitate, assimilate and innovate.
Yarn Collective is the exclusive UK agent for Fault Lines.