On December 17, 2013 Jan received the Fashionstipendium of the Prins Bernhard Culturefund. This scholarship is awarded to talented Dutch fashion designers who excel in artistic quality.
According to the jury: “Jan has never shunned an experiment, his work embraces both the rich history of forgetting craftsmanship as the search for a new avant-garde design. In addition, Jan has to know a deep entrepreneurial spirit to manifest in international fashion podiums. ” Jan received the fourth edition of the Culture Fashionstipendium from predecessors Truus and Riet Spijkers, that the importance and cultural value of Dutch fashion is emphasized.
Picture by Reinier RVDA