Jan-Jan Van Essche (Belgium)

Jan-Jan Van Essche is a menswear designer from Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in 2003, winning several grand prizes including the prestigious Dries Van Noten award. Jan-Jan’s work blends western and ethnic fashion traditions through the use of fluid silhouettes and loose forms. Unlike most designers, he designs one full collection a year that is then complemented by seasonal projects in the form of individual capsule collections. He proposes annual wardrobes to be worn throughout the year by layering up and down, encouraging universal freedom to the wearer of his garments.

For Collection #6, titled No Man Is An Island, Jan-Jan Van Essche continues to search for a sense of openness in his shapes and patterns. Unnecessary seams are eliminated, allowing the garments to move and drape even more naturally. The prevalent use of ramie, a light yet luxurious fabric, further enhances the collection.
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