Jan Taminiau

Jan Taminiau, foto: Marc de Groot - styling: Maarten Spruyt - visagie: Irena Ruben
Jan Taminiau, foto: Marc de Groot - styling: Maarten Spruyt - visagie: Irena Ruben

From 21 April 2018, Centraal Museum in Utrecht presents a major exhibition on the work of Jan Taminiau.

Displaying dozens of his top works, the exhibition demonstrates the wealth and depth of Taminiau’s work. The exhibition takes visitors on a journey of discovery into the world of research, memories, inspiration, experimentation and craftsmanship of one of the country’s most prominent fashion designers.

Jan Taminiau (1975, Goirle) is known for his use of traditional handicraft and production techniques, the application of unique and original materials, and for his outspoken sense of aesthetics. In 2014 he was awarded the most important fashion prize in the Netherlands, the Grand Seigneur. After establishing his label JANTAMINIAU in 2004, his way of combining the classic and the feminine with the conceptual and experimental quickly made him very popular with clients all over the world. With this monumental exhibition that focuses not only on the fashion pieces but also on Taminiau’s design and conceptual processes, Centraal Museum aims to introduce visitors to – or to refresh their perspective on - the work of this master of couture. By relating his sources of inspiration in fashion, photography, design and art to his work methods and the results, the exhibition reveals the process leading up to a couture piece. What are these sources of inspiration, and how are they reflected in his creations?

As the oldest municipal museum in the Netherlands, Centraal Museum Utrecht owns a major museum fashion collection that includes work by Jan Taminiau. The museum has a strong reputation for its regular sensational fashion exhibitions. In addition to new work by Jan Taminiau and previously acquired pieces, this exhibition also displays some spectacular loan pieces from other museums, some top items from the JANTAMINIAU studio, and some unique pieces from private collections. With the prominent stylist Maarten Spruyt engaged for the design of the exhibition, it promises to be an exciting museum experience in which visitors are immersed in the world of Jan Taminiau.

The exhibition Jan Taminiau will run from 21 April to 26 August 2018 at Centraal Museum in Utrecht.

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