Meet the future of Belgian Fashion : Cedric Jacquemyn

25.01.2019 - Editorial

As Cedric Jacquemyn presents his new high-end, sartorial menswear collection, Conservation / Restoration, we thought it appropriate to talk to you about the young Belgian designer.

Walking in the footsteps of world-renowned designers such as Martin Margiela or Ann Demeulemeester, whose influence can be seen on his collections, notably through the heavy use of draping and layering, Jacquemyn graduated in 2010 from the Royal Antwerp Academy.

Conservation / Restoration - 2019

That same year, he started a label under his own name, and showed his first collection in January 2011 at the Paris Fashion Week. The Last Glacier, a continuation of his graduation collection inspired by a documentary on global warming, explored the consequences of a man-made change in the environment by displaying primitively knotted fabrics in front of Icelandic volcanic landscapes.

The Last Glacier - 2010

His meticulous crafting of sophisticated urban menswear looks and perfect cuts of quality fabrics to create long, architectural silhouettes, are met with a keen business skill that allowed him to develop while preserving his freedom and creative thinking.

He was quickly recognized for his talents, considered an “emerging fashion talent” during the London Fashion Week of 2012. He was nominated for an International Woolmark Prize in 2014, presented his work at a Bozar fashion exhibition in 2015, and has since then traveled around the Europe.

Conservation / Restoration - 2019

His latest collection began with the careful process of selecting the textiles, each folding and flowing differently, draping beautifully over the body. Opting for a monochromatic, neutral black palette, Jacquemyn and photographer Yves de Brabander hope to bring the viewer’s attention to the subtleties of each piece, such as the texture. All the garments are designed in Antwerp and made in Belgium.

Conservation / Restoration - 2019

This artistic vision, focusing on fabrics and quality craftsmanship, paints a welcomed contrast between the darkly romantic, avant-garde fashion of Jacquemyn’s work and the conventional commercialism of today’s deceiving and brittle fast fashion.

We can’t wait to see what the future has in store for this talented creator.

Conservation / Restoration - 2019