We’ve been following Piëtro and Jan-Jan from the beginning with their pop-up concept Atelier Solarshop. Their selection of vintage pieces and young designers always made our heart beat faster. So when we got the message that they blew up the pop-up concept to install a permanent creative platform for creatives and a gallery for young artists and designers, we immediately had butterflies in our stomachs. Read the rest of this entry »
Since the 1st of September Atelier Solarshop is popping up again until the 8th of October. As we’ve mentioned before, Atelier Solarshop is an initiative to promote up and coming designers. One of the designers in this edition is Jan-Jan Van Essche, driving force behind Atelier Solarshop together with his business partner slash boyfriend Piëtro Celestina.
Second stop in our Fall/Winter shopping spree: Atelier Solarshop in Antwerp. You may already have noticed that we’re not picking out the stores that are in the well-known shopping areas, but you have to do some effort to find out-of-the-box gifts and designs that aren’t featured on every street corner. Read the rest of this entry »
Jan-Jan Van Essche (1980), a Fashion Academy graduate, born and raised in Antwerp just launched his first men’s collection Yukkuri. After his graduation in 2003, he won several prices including the prestigious Dries Van Noten and FFI price. Now Jan-Jan is ready and set to go. But this will be on his own pace. Read the rest of this entry »