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 1/1 Rib Sweater

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 1/1 Rib Sweater

$405

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Twill Shorts

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Twill Shorts

$630

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Striped Kimono Jacket

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Striped Kimono Jacket

$1550

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Taupe Merichan Beanie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Taupe Merichan Beanie

$105

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 8 Jumpsuit

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 8 Jumpsuit

$1250

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Merichan Beanie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Merichan Beanie

$105

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Kinari Typewriter Shirt

$615

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Zakuro Typewriter Tunic T-Shirt

$400

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Striped Tunic T-Shirt

$345

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White 58 T-Shirt

$450

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 73 Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 73 Shirt

$695

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Grey 45 Hoodie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Grey 45 Hoodie

$590

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 45 Hoodie

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 45 Hoodie

$590

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 53 Turtleneck

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 53 Turtleneck

$275

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black 49 Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black 49 Trousers

$745

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Organic Cotton T-Shirt

$325

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Off-White Bamboo Pouch

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Bamboo Pouch

$490

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Beige Washi T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Beige Washi T-Shirt

$365

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Washi Twill Trousers

$745

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Off-White Washi Tank Top

$250

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Elasticized Waistband Track Trousers

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Elasticized Waistband Track Trousers

$745

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Etamine Shorts

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Etamine Shorts

$600

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Etamine Tunic T-Shirt

$380

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

Jan-Jan Van Essche

White Silk & Cotton Striped Shirt

$785

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Merichan Turtleneck

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Merichan Turtleneck

$800

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Hand-Dyed Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Hand-Dyed Shirt

$795

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Shirting Cap

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Shirting Cap

$170

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Washi Tank Top

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Washi Tank Top

$265

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Black Kimono Cardigan

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Black Kimono Cardigan

$1850

Jan-Jan Van Essche - Indigo Long T-Shirt

Jan-Jan Van Essche

Indigo Long T-Shirt

$385