Tim Van Steenbergen graduates Magna cum Laude at the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts (fashion department, textile creation and theatre costume).
Subsequently he takes classes in drapery and couture techniques and works as 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 fifteenth collection/fashion show and the label Tim Van Steenbergen is being sold in the best designer shops all over the world. 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, "Barbie" outfits, 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.
In 2005 he becomes the artistic director of the fashion company Donaldson.
Tim Van Steenbergen designs the costumes for "Hersenschimmen" of the RO Theatre in Rotterdam and for ‘D’Un Soir Un Jour’, a dance creation by Rosas / Anne Teresa De Keersmaecker in collaboration with De Munt Brussels. He works as costume designer for ‘Mefisto’ By het Toneelhuis Antwerp in corporation with artistic director Guy Cassiers.
He creates the uniforms for the attendants of the Flemish Parliament.
In collaboration with the well-established shoe manufacturer Ambiorix, Tim van Steenbergen is enlarging his women and men’s collections with a selected choice of shoe designs, made by hand in Belgium.
For Theo, he creates the sunglasses ‘Theo by Tim Van Steenbergen’.
Tim Van Steenbergen becomes artistic director for Chine, Belgian Design, beginning collection summer 2009.
Tim designs the costumes for international movie, theatre, dance and opera creations as for Anne Teresa de Keersmaecker and Guy Cassiers.
His style evolves into a refined pureness, female elegance, but is still very comfortable and wearable.