On January 22nd 2016, menswear designer Jan-Jan Van Essche launched his PROJECT#4 – ‘EACH ONE TEACH ONE’.
While developing PROJECT#4 the designer felt the need for reconstruction. To reconstruct – to renew – to renovate – to revive – to repair – to redefine – to revalue – to mend – to heal.
An unselfconscious creative process has yielded a series of patched garments, a collection of boro pieces texturized by time and by hands.
By life. Jan-Jan Van Essche means not to afflict between the past and the future but tries to translate forgotten values into the now. The rhythm of the hand triumphs again. Things are in motion, slowly.