The Attic

Date: September 19, 2016 Category:


About the collection

JANTAMINIAU presents his latest couture collection in his hometown Amsterdam at the attic of the ‘ARTIS Groote Museum’. A magical location which has been closed since 1947 and opened its door for JANTAMINIAU’s couture show for the first time since this date.

Jan: “For this collection I returned to my grandparents attic where I spent numerous hours playing, dreaming, escaping and sometimes facing my challanges. The attic has been a continual source of
inspiration throughout my career.  I rediscovered my treasures and stumbled into new ones.
That’s why the collection had to be about beautiful details and craftsmanship, but all in a wearable form. For the first time I started with designing individual items before creating looks. It resulted in
a collection where you can easily mix and match between the various looks.”

The attic is about daring to dream, finding inspiration, it’s a place where one can escape.

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Bottles pop, glasses clink and voices cheer. A symphony of festive noise ascends. She hits the stairs. Carried by waves of sound she’s drifting up. The steps taken grow tall behind, until her foot lands on the wooden attic floor. A safe haven where memories and dreams revive, imagination takes flight.

JANTAMINIAU hits a nostalgic note in this day-to-eve couture collection. Leaves of gold and blue swirl up and down the attic floor. Shift dresses of crisp embroidered tulle collide with softening suits of novelty knits.

The night is warmed by coats of wool and tie-dyed velvet. Dip-dyed silks swing by in pleated skirts and airy blouses. The feeble insect is magnified to display a dreamy array of hand-embroidered dessins.

It’s a colorful narrative about imagination running high.