ROMBAUT

ROMBAUT

SANS-SAISON recently visited CREATIVE DOOR in Paris during Paris Fashion Week (Mens) and had a good look at some new designers, of which Mohsin Ali and ROMBAUT OBJECTS impressed us.

You can expect to find shoes and accessories from ROMBAUT OBJECTS on WWW.SAISON.COM from FW/15 onwards!

JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE

JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE

JAN-JAN VAN ESSCHE

Jan-Jan Van Essche is a menswear designer from Antwerp, Belgium. SANS-SAISON will be stocking his latest collection: COLLECTION#4 – UHURU SASA which will soon be available online at www.sans-saison.com!

Jan-Jan is a 2003 graduate from the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp, winning several grand prizes including the prestigious Dries van Noten award.

Jan-Jan Van Essche, unlike most designers, designs and produces one full collection a year, he proposes the wearer annual wardrobes to be worn throughout the year by layering up and down, adapting oneself to the seasons
as they pass by. We, as our name would suggest, particularly like this seasonless aspect of Jan-Jan’s collections.

In June 2010 he launched his first collection, COLLECTION#1 ‘YUKKURI’, Japanese for ‘taking it easy’.A concept capturing the philosophy behind his approach to create contemporary fashion.

Since then he has successfully produced two annual collections,
COLLECTION#2 – SATTA AMASSAGANA (2011) and COLLECTION#3 – IN AWE (2012.
On June 28th COLLECTION#4 – UHURU SASA was presented during Paris Fashion Week (Men’s).

Alternating with his annual wardrobes, Jan-Jan Van Essche presents PROJECTS. Autonomous concepts claiming their own identity alongside his annual wardrobes,
emphasizing the philosophy of Jan-Jan Van Essche’s personal view on menswear.

The Jan-Jan van Essche aesthetic can be perceived as one influenced by all of the world’s corners, blending together in a discrete symbiosis of western and ethnic traditions in fashion. The combination of his particular but natural loose forms, refined patterns and usage of natural colors are important keys in the Jan-Jan Van Essche story. A story encouraging universal freedom to the wearer of his garments.

We really like Jan-Jan van Essche and hope you do too!

DANIEL ANDRESEN

DANIEL ANDRESEN

We are very pleased to present Daniel Andresen starting SS/14 at SANS-SAISON (www.sans-saison.com).

A graduate from the prestigious Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Daniel Andresen was awarded the Flanders Fashion Institute’s grand prize in his final year. He honed his skills in Haider Ackermann‘s studio and worked with Hilde Frunt, one of Belgium’s most respected knitwear designers. In January 2010, he decided to launch his own label.

Born in Germany -but based in Antwerp- Andresen has an understanding of refinement which is innate and subtle. His menswear displays a soft touch, using craft and textures in a light-handed manner. The irregular yarns of a slouchy cardigan recall wave ripples in sandstone. A fitted, lambskin bomber has the casual ease of a lived-in shirt. The perch leather sleeves of a silk-knit jacket evoke the coarseness of tree bark. Defined by their sensual imperfections, Andresen’s clothes conjure up emotions and sensations, capturing fleeting moments of pleasure.

Fabric combinations add dynamism and strength to the silhouette. Working with natural fibres, Andresen favours silk, cotton, linen and wool. He uses skins in a dexterous way, mixing them with his signature knitwear shapes. Comfort and lightness are important in his designs, emphasising his interest in movement and independence. His clothes enhance the wearer’s personality, revealing his individual traits of character. They highlight the body, too, without ever constraining it.

Watch this space for some of the most exquisite knitwear pieces from Daniel. Available online soon at www.sans-saison.com!

KONSTANTIN KOFTA

KONSTANTIN KOFTA

Dear friends,

It’s time to reveal the first designer in our line-up with whom we are excited to begin a collaboration:

KONSTANTIN KOFTA

Konstantin is based in Kiev, Ukraine. He studied at Saint Martins College Of Art And Design (London). His collections are produced in Ukraine.

Kofta is the local Kiev label, which is not influenced by world fashion trends. And is not the standart fashion brand. At first glance he combines image presentation and controversy, which doesn’t fit beyond the living personification of materials. At the same time, all goods are absolutely practical and wearable that makes them extraordinary objects not fitting canons and universally accepted principles of the fashion industry
Designer Konstantin Kofta focuses on the beauty. Hidden in sacral planes. Contemplation of which is not available to view through common frameworks and standards.
Each local collection has been shown in the form of art installation, based on aesthetically presenting underground and avant-garde designer’s decisions.
(Description courtesy NOTJUSTALABEL.com)

Here’s a sneak preview of things to come from kofta on SANS-SAISON (www.sans-saison.com). Enjoy!

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The Weak Universalism

The Weak Universalism

As we accelerate towards our store’s launch here is something for our intellectual following. The avant-garde and timelessness are concepts that will deeply influence our aesthetic and philosophy.

BORIS GROYS‘ journal entry “The Weak Universalism” in e-flux speaks of the universal and timeless nature of avant-garde art.

«…avant-garde art has shown that art still has something to say about the modern world: it can demonstrate its transitory character, its lack of time; and to transcend this lack of time through a weak, minimal gesture requires very little time—or even no time at all.»

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We are busy working towards a SS 14 launch. Stay tuned!