Jan-Jan Van Essche is born and raised in Antwerp, Belgium. Graduating in 2003 from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts of Antwerp he wins most prices including the prestigeous Dries Van Noten price. Since 2010 he designs and produces one collection a year, an annual wardrobe, opposed to most designers. One can layer up and down ass the seasons pass by. His collections result into unstrained masculin volumes inspired by simplified patterns and ethnical shapes.
All pieces are produced in limited series (individually numbered) at the moment of each collection launch in the month of June every year.