Jan Taminiau was born in 1975 in The Netherlands. In 2001 he graduates at the Academy of Art and Design in Arnhem. His final year project earns him the prestigious Roos Gesink Award. Then Jan Taminiau signs up for the master’s programme at the Fashion Institute of Arnhem in 2003.
After various traineeships at Olivier Theyskens, Oscar Süleyman, corsetier Hubert Barrere and lacemaker Hurel in Paris, he ventured abroad for the first time with a master’s project entitled ‘Unfolding’, which he presented at the Paris Fashion Week. This was followed by a window exhibition at Colette in Paris.
In 2003 he launched his own label, JANTAMINIAU. In July 2005 he held another show during the Paris Fashion Week, after which the “Empire Collection” was presented at the Fondation Cartier.
After such a successful start in Paris, Jan leaves for New York where his Mailbag collection is presented at the Fashion Institute of Technology.
From 2007 onwards Jan Taminiau has showed his collectiosn twice a year in Paris during Couture fashion week.
POETIC CLASH – FALL / WINTER 2012 – 2013 Collection Inspiration
«Poetic Clash» is the story of an encounter. An encounter between different cultures. Jan Taminiau shares his interest for the tribal African silhouettes, patterns and scarifications as well as the magnetism of ikats from Uzbekistan.
Through this collection, he combines these ethnic inspirations with his Couture savoir-faire and traditional clothing construction crafts. Volumes get suddenly shifted to other parts of the body. Color patterns appear, for the first time in Jan Taminiau’s collections through the use of simple geometric shapes and color contrasts.
Meters and meters of tulle are worked to create incredible volumes. The patterns are worked with different layers of tulle, beads or crystal ornementation to reveal three dimensional details. The final wedding dress shows the amazing result of the collaboration between Maison Lesage and Jan Taminiau.
A demi-couture collection will be derived from this collection.
Hair: Hester Wernert for Sebastian and Mogeen @ House of Orange & team
Make-up: Ellis Faas
Music: Joost van Bellen and Sander Stenger @ Star Studded Studios Casting: Victor de Bie
Lighting: Floriaan Ganzevoort @ Theatermachine Coordination: Joanne Schouten @ House of Orange Coordination: Olivier Houlez @ Station Service Press: Raymond Cole @ Station Service
Press NL: Davy Heezemans and Candy Reding @ SpicePR