“As a designer my goal is to make the ultimate dress,
every single time, over and over again.”
Born September 14, 1975, Goirle, the Netherlands.
Jan Taminiau has become one of the best known fashion designers.
“A mailbag has history, it is been used from tax letters to love letters and that’s why I love it, it has a story to tell.”
From 2007 onwards Jan Taminiau has showed his collections twice a year in Paris during Couture fashion week.
“Couture isn’t about reality or wearability, it is freedom of thinking, my atelier, like a lab, is a place of discovery and development. After which a new journey begins to translate my couture to clothing for women.”
In 2009 Queen Máxima wears a look of Jan’s Mailbag collection at the Opening of Arnhem Fashion Biennale. In 2010 American artist Lady Gaga wears a dress of Jan’s Reflections collection and popstar Beyonce wears JANTAMINIAU shoes on the cover of her new album in May 2011.
“My clients are often in the spotlights. When all eyes are on you you want to feel confident, feel strong and radiate who and what you are. That is the essence of my search, that is always the objective. We create clothing around you, around your body but also around your personality, your style, your role in life. When that all comes together, and my clients can conquer the world, I am most happy.”
In 2012 Jan participates in the Galleries Lafayette Dutch artists exhibition «Dutch Paradox» curated by Luca Marchetti. End of 2012 till the beginning of 2013 the dutch Textiel museum Tilburg dedicates an exhibition to the “Craftsmanship of JANTAMINIAU”. In 2013 Queen Maxima of the Netherlands wore a dress of JANTAMINIAU at the crownation of King Willem Alexander.
In 2013 JANTAMINIAU designed costumes for the movie The Hunger Games and received the ‘Cultuur Mode Stipendium’ award from the Prins Bernhard Culturefund. This scholarship is awarded to talented Dutch fashion designers who excel in artistic quality.
In 2014 JAN TAMINIAU a.o. designed costumes for Gone With the Wind, the theaterplay. Next to this JANTAMINIAU designed the wardrobe for the Waldorf Astoria in Amsterdam. In that year he was also rewarded with the highest Dutch price oeuvre price the “Grand Seigneur”. Rihanna was photographed in multiple looks of his hand. In 2014 JANTAMINIAU Couture looks were sold to “Het Centraal Museum” and to the “Gemeentemuseum Den Haag”.