Jan-Jan Van Essche

Jan Jan Van Essche was born in Antwerp, Belgium where his design studio is currently located. A 2003 graduate of the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts, he is an alumnus along with many famous designers like Dries Van Noten. However, it wasn’t until 2010 that he launched his eponymous label as an ‘annual wardrobe’. His first collection titled “Yukkuri”, which is Japanese for ‘take it easy’ or ‘slowly’, established the conceptual approach he follows when creating contemporary wardrobes.

Van Essche creates a single collection each year, rather than producing collections for each season, for a number of reasons. Of the simplest to explain, is the fact he doesn’t want his work to be dictated by the fashion industry. As far as design is concerned, Van Essche’s work remains simplistic because he believes clothing should be freeing. This is why every garment is created in such a way that minimizes the number of seams needed, and they are also constructed with effortless silhouettes. While the Western approach to fashion dictates that garments confine and shape the body, through his cautious studies for every season, Van Essche has found that many clothes from different countries depend on the wearer’s body to define how they look.

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Typewriter Short Top in Dark Indigo

$490.00

Jan-Jan Van Essche Typewriter Shirt #70 in Dark Indigo

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Typewriter Shirt #70 in Dark Indigo

$790.00

Jan-Jan Van Essche Typewriter Shirt #69 in Indigo

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Typewriter Shirt #69 in Indigo

$680.00

Jan-Jan Van Essche Typewriter Shirt #70 in Indigo

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Typewriter Shirt #70 in Indigo

$790.00

Jan-Jan Van Essche Typewriter Shirt #69 in Dark Indigo

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Typewriter Shirt #69 in Dark Indigo

$680.00

Jan-Jan Van Essche Typewriter Top in Indigo

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Typewriter Top in Indigo

$585.00