In June 2010 Jan-Jan launched his first eponymous label as an annual wardrobe. COLLECTION#1 - 'YUKKURI', Japanese for 'take it easy' or 'slowly'. This title also became his intrinsic and conceptual approach to contemporary wardrobes as a designer.
Jan-Jan Van Essche mostly opts to remove all possible seams and minimalising details and cultural connotation, while maximising comfort for the wearer and therefore proposing an experience that works from within. Unlike the classic Western approach to confine and shape the body, they provide the body the luxury and freedom to shape the garment.
With every series of garments, traditional patterns from different ethno-cultural origins are cautiously studied and subsequently interpreted in the designer's individual pattern language; one speaking the poetry of simplicity.
His sincere and discrete designs are executed in carefully sourced, refined quality fabrics of natural fibres, all contributing elements inducing ones awareness and state of mind. Some fabrics remain un-dyed or even loom state, the colours are rather to the muted palette and the black colour with its endless shades is always present to rigorously accentuate the silhouettes.
*Please note, not all pieces in stock are pictured below, contact our Albert Park team or visit in store to explore the full collection*
View the COLLECTION#12 - ‘CYCLE’ SS22 seasonal film by Ramy Fouad Moharam
Kimono #10 with 3/4 Sleeves - Black
Kimono #10 with 3/4 Sleeves Woven - Natural & Trousers #69
Tunic Short #30
Jacket #47 & Workwear Trousers #67
Jacket #47 & Trousers #69
Pleated Trousers #68 - Lead Linen
Pleated Trousers #68 - Natural
Hooded Parka Short - Woven
Shirt Short Sleeved & Workwear Trousers #67