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COLLECTION#2 »SATTA AMASSAGANA« by Jan-Jan Van Essche
On June 9th Jan-Jan Van Essche will launch his second collection »SATTA AMASSAGANA« which means ›give thanks‹ in Amharic. Jan-Jan’s second collection is a continuation of his previous work as his particular loose forms evolve naturally, resulting in unstrained masculine volumes inspired by refined patterns and pure ethnical shapes. It has a desaturated color palette that accentuates the feeling of one being in a desert landscape, still maintaining the collections freshness.
Jan-Jan Van Essche (*1980) is a young menswear designer born and based in Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated in 2003 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp and has won several prices, including the prestigeous Dries Van Noten award.
In June 2010 he launched his first collection COLLECTION#1 »YUKKURI«, Japanese for ›taking it easy‹. A concept capturing the philosophy behind his approach to create contemporary fashion.
Unlike most designers Jan-Jan designs and produces one collection a year. His collections can be seen as annual wardrobes to be worn through the seasons by layering up and down. All pieces are individually numbered in limited series and each garment is produced before the launch of each collection, preserving exclusivity and creating off the shelf collections.
So far Jan-Jan Van Essche’s collection is available at the newest select shops such as ›Hunting & Collecting‹ in Brussels, ›RA13‹ and ›Atelier Solarshop‹ in Antwerp, ›Nen Xavier‹ in Rotterdam.
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