Jan-Jan van Essche
Jan-Jan Van Essche is a menswear designer from Antwerp, Belgium. He graduated from the famed Royal Academy of Fine Arts, where he won the prestigious Dries Van Noten award. His aesthetic is a culmination of both western and ethnic traditions in fashion. The synthesis of his particular but natural loose forms, refined patterns and usage of natural colors are important aspects of his vision — a vision that encourages universal freedom for the wearer of his garments.