Tim Van Steenbergen graduates Magna cum Laude at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (fashion department, textile creation and theatre costume).
He then becomes the first assistant of Olivier Theyskens.
His first collection is launched in 2002 in Paris and in the same year he sets up his own company Mitzlavv BVBA.
Meanwhile he's up to his twelfth collection/fashion show and the label Tim Van Steenbergen is being sold in various exclusive boutiques all over the world. His style evolves into a refined pureness, female elegance, but is still very comfortable and wearable. He is a master of contemporary drapery and every detail, high quality standards, tradition and craftsmanship are being cared for.
"Le Petit Livre Blanc", a publication on Tim is a booklet printed on hand-layered paper evokes his special story.
Tim Van Steenbergen also creates jewellery for Swarovski UK, shoes for Novella Italia, a "Barbie" outfit, a jean for Xfit by Lycra, an haute couture dress for the Museum of Fine Arts and Lace in Calais (France) and the bag "le Seau Elsa" for the french label Lancel.
He presents a fashion show for Prince Philippe and Princess Mathilde on the Belgian Gala Night during an economic mission in Warshaw (Poland).
Further Tim Van Steenbergen exposes four haute couture dresses within the project "Framed", in The Groeninge Museum in Brugge and at the occasion of the motion pictures festival in Cannes. He also sets up an installation "Stills" at the Biënnale of Venice in 2003, besides several other expositions into which he participates.
He creates the costumes for the opera "Hanjo" , directed by Anne Teresa De Keersmaecker for the Festival Lyrique d'Aix-en-Provence and the Monnaie Opera in Brussels as artistic director of the fashion company Donaldson he designs 3 collections.
He works as costume designer for ‘Mefisto’ By het Toneelhuis Antwerp in corporation with artistic director Guy Cassiers and for ‘Steve Reich Evening’ by Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaecker.