In 2005, Mevan Kaluarachchi successfully graduated from the Willem de Koning Academie, specialising in fashion. Even before graduating, he won the prestigious Body Fashion Award. After a traineeship with fashion designer Alexander van Slobbe, he started his own label, Mevan Kaluarachchi. Mevan launched his first collection in 2008. His work is characterised by a clear design style, with a sharp eye for material and detail.
As a well-travelled man, his inspiration comes from seeing the world with an open mind – different cultures and different art forms, architecture and film. He likes to create designs with a strong personality that resonate with the character of the person wearing them. “I don’t want to force the person into the shape of my clothes — I want my clothes to fit the person; clean cut, a good fit, clever details, and the right material are key. For me, this is the definition of tailoring.
The “Mevan” label launches two collections per year. Each collection is a comprehensive summer or winter wardrobe – unique pieces to take you from one season to the next. His long-standing experience as a designer reflects his personal motto: no nonsense, no frills; just make it work. He likes his designs to be functional, to feel good when you wear them, and to last a long time, so that they can be a part of your distinctive, individual wardrobe and travel with you, wherever you go.