Jan-Jan Van Essche

Belgian-born menswear designer Jan-Jan Van Essche graduated from the Antwerp Royal Academy of Fine Arts before embarking upon his career in fashion. He launched his eponymous label in 2010, with a debut collection he named Yukkuri – a Japanese term signifying slowness, or taking things slowly. This perspective, and the design approach it suggests, have become intrinsic to his subsequent collections, which are released annually. In 2013, Van Essche launched his ‘Projects’, which explore traditional forms of weaving and garment construction and serve as specialized counterparts to the existing collections. Carefully drawing inspiration from a multitude of cultural traditions, Van Essche rejects the conventional Western penchant for restrictive tailoring and overwhelming visual detail in favour of a sartorial landscape rich in natural tones, subtle textures, and easeful silhouettes. Waxed cotton provides durability to refined outerwear, while luxurious wool serves as the backdrop for loose-fitting trousers and amply-proportioned pullovers and shirts.

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Hand-Dyed Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Hand-Dyed Shirt

£570

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Knit Yarn-Dyed Beanie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Knit Yarn-Dyed Beanie

£235

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Elasticized Waistband Track Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Elasticized Waistband Track Trousers

£530

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Short Sleeve Linen Button-Up Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Short Sleeve Linen Button-Up Shirt

£420

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Short Sleeve Linen Button-Up Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Short Sleeve Linen Button-Up Shirt

£455

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Cotton T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Cotton T-Shirt

£250

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Long Sleeve Bio Cotton T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Long Sleeve Bio Cotton T-Shirt

£200

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Linen Mesh T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Linen Mesh T-Shirt

£280

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Fine Bio Jersey Tank Top

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Fine Bio Jersey Tank Top

£160

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Washi Twill Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Washi Twill Trousers

£530

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Drop Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Drop Trousers

£510

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Washi Drawstring Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Washi Drawstring Trousers

£640

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Cotton Stripe Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Cotton Stripe Shirt

£435

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Beige Bio Cotton T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Beige Bio Cotton T-Shirt

£190

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Beige Long T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Beige Long T-Shirt

£215

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Long Woven T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Long Woven T-Shirt

£350

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Linen Denim Jacket

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Linen Denim Jacket

£845

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Long Woven Linen Tunic T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Long Woven Linen Tunic T-Shirt

£400

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Long T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Long T-Shirt

£275

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Bio Cotton T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Bio Cotton T-Shirt

£240

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Jute Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Jute Trousers

£560

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Grey Long Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Grey Long Shirt

£505 £313

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black #4 Parka

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black #4 Parka

£1185 £770

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black #23 Jacket

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black #23 Jacket

£910 £555

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black #35 Turtleneck

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black #35 Turtleneck

£500 £305

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black #25 Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black #25 Trousers

£520 £317

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Button-Down Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Button-Down Shirt

£505 £313

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Loose-Fit Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Loose-Fit Trousers

£485 £296

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Classic Wool Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Classic Wool Shirt

£505 £313

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Wool Turtleneck

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Wool Turtleneck

£240 £146