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 - Black Kimono Cardigan

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Kimono Cardigan

£1225

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Striped Kimono Jacket

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Striped Kimono Jacket

£1065

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 8 Jumpsuit

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 8 Jumpsuit

£850

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Hand-Dyed Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Hand-Dyed Shirt

£570

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Washi Twill Trousers

£530

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Elasticized Waistband Track Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Elasticized Waistband Track Trousers

£530

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Merichan Turtleneck

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Merichan Turtleneck

£530

Jan-Jan Van Essche - White Silk & Cotton Striped Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

White Silk & Cotton Striped Shirt

£520

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 49 Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 49 Trousers

£510

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 73 Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 73 Shirt

£475

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Kinari Typewriter Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Kinari Typewriter Shirt

£420

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Grey 45 Hoodie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Grey 45 Hoodie

£405

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 45 Hoodie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 45 Hoodie

£405

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Twill Shorts

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Twill Shorts

£375

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Etamine Shorts

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Etamine Shorts

£355

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White 58 T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White 58 T-Shirt

£305

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Bamboo Pouch

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Bamboo Pouch

£290

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Zakuro Typewriter Tunic T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Zakuro Typewriter Tunic T-Shirt

£275

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Long T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Long T-Shirt

£275

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 1/1 Rib Sweater

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 1/1 Rib Sweater

£270

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Striped Tunic T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Striped Tunic T-Shirt

£235

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Etamine Tunic T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Etamine Tunic T-Shirt

£225

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Beige Washi T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Beige Washi T-Shirt

£215

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Organic Cotton T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Organic Cotton T-Shirt

£195

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 53 Turtleneck

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 53 Turtleneck

£185

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Washi Tank Top

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Washi Tank Top

£155

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Washi Tank Top

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Washi Tank Top

£145

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Shirting Cap

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Shirting Cap

£100

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Taupe Merichan Beanie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Taupe Merichan Beanie

£70

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Merichan Beanie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Merichan Beanie

£70