The art of looking at things
Jan Taminiau (1975, Goirle) is one of the most exclusive and successful Dutch couturiers, with an atelier in Bammbrugge, Netherlands, just outside of Amsterdam, and another one in Madrid, Spain.
Jan graduated Cum Laude from the prestigious fashion design program at ArtEZ in Arnhem NL. His creativity earned him apprenticeships and positions at Olivier Theyskens, Oscar Suleyman, master corsetier Hubert Barrere and renowned lace maker Hurel. In 2001 Taminiau presented Unfolding, his master’s project, during Paris Fashion Week which earned him a window exhibition at Colette in Paris. His namesake brand, JANTAMINIAU, was launched soon after in 2004. In 2014, Jan Taminiau received the ‘Grand Seigneur’, the most prestigious fashion award in the Netherlands.
In 2018, the Centraal Museum Utrecht presented a major solo exhibition of Taminiau’s work, which resulted in the most visited exhibition in the museum’s history. In 2004 Jan Taminiau launched his own independent label JANTAMINIAU. From 2007 to 2010 JANTAMINIAU was presented in Paris during Haute Couture week. It was during this time that The Netherlands Queen Maxima wore JANTAMINIAU for the first time and she has remained a supporter and client ever since.
Along with her, many other women have chosen JANTAMINIAU Couture to turn into unforgettable moments, those to be remembered and whose memory will always remain reflected in that special piece. JANTAMINIAU Couture explores the nature of the woman and figures her as a blank canvas. Building silhouettes, volumes and shapes that extend beyond the limits of creativity, Jan paints freely around women’s silhouette. This craft process celebrates his artisanal sense founded on meticulousness and care of every detail to achieve the dream.
Jan Taminiau designed the comfort bags for KLM Royal Dutch Airline’s World Business Class. From 2016, passengers in KLM World Business Class will be given these luxury comfort bags as an exclusive present aboard intercontinental flights.
In 2014, Jan Taminiau designed the outfits for the Waldorf Astoria Amsterdam team, adding a touch of luxury and sophistication to the hotel.