Some of our most important projects — In a chronological order

OXIDATION OF A COPPER COAT IN 1000 IMAGES — excerpt of 8 stages.

Cedric Jacquemyn Atelier, Antwerp — 2017.
A study of destruction. A statue as a stagnant representation of movement, an endless contradiction as reflection on a world that becomes more static.

The Statue of Liberty, a symbol of freedom, an immigrant from the old world, a gatekeeper to the new, oxidised into an ancient relic of isolation at the edge of a continent in shut down. A sculpture as a stagnant memory of hope, a reflection to a world more divided.

Presented in Paris during mensweek January 2018.

Exclusive limited edition production of 1/1 exclusive longcoat for DARKLANDS, Berlin
and 1/1 tailored belted coat for GALLERY AESTHETE, Chicago

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'MANIPULATION OF TIME' — Limited edition handmade book

Cedric Jacquemyn Atelier, Antwerp — 2018.
Exclusive limited edition production of a 1/1 exclusive longcoat for DARKLANDS, Berlin
and a 1/1 tailored belted coat for GALLERY AESTHETE, Chicago.

The oxidation process of each piece is carefully and individually documented in a limited edition book that comes with the piece. As the piece itself each book is unique, numbered and signed.

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'LIBERTY' — Oxidized copper on MDF

Cedric Jacquemyn Atelier, Antwerp — 2017.
During the material research, Cedric created a sculpture - existing of the left half of a coat, including shoulder, sleeve and all finishings - fixed to MDF and oxidized with a wide range of patina's.
The sculpture made it's way to his Paris showrooms during S/S18 and F/W18 men's fashionweeks.

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I C N I

     

Belgian designers CEDRIC JACQUEMYN and NICO UYTTERHAEGEN team up in a new line of footwear.
Designed in Belgium. Handcrafted in Arezzo, Italy.

Launched in their shared showroom in Paris during A/W 2017 season.

The line consists of a horseleather derby, a boot and a combat boot on chunky rubber sole with a elastic strap closure.

photography Yves De Brabander © Paris 2017 — underneath product photography by Purpureum Alubus

       
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FLANDERS LINEN — craftmenship since 1350

 

SS17 — AW17 — Using a high-quality linen, flax, which is harvested around tthe whole Flanders region. (The Flanders region is the generic name of the historic region that spans the North of Belgium, the Netherlands and East of France).

Since centuries this high-quality flax has been grown here successfully since the climate is ideal for this plant. The whole cycle of experience and knowledge from plant to fibre to yarn to finished fabric is available in this region of Belgium:

a craftsmanship and know-how for over 650 years, receiving a European standard label in 1912, a UNESCO World Heritage nomination on it's way.

After the great war of 1337-1453 the Flanders region started to settle and carry-out it's linen industry.
Since then this Flanders regional tradition and technology has continued to grow to the high-quality standards we know today.

Designed by Cedric and exclusive woven for us in Flanders, Belgium.

Exclusive styles delivered in limited edition to Darklands Berlin, Hotoveli New York, PN\P Firenze and L'Eclaireur Paris and Cedric Jacquemyn online store.

photography Yves De Brabander © Antwerp 2017

   
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NICO UYTTERHAEGEN — CEDRIC JACQUEMYN

AW15 — AW17 — Various footwear collaborations with fellow Belgian designer Nico Uytterhaegen.
Design and production of a platform boot, a trademark sockshoe and a combat boot in vegetal tanned calfskin, handcrafted in Arezzo, Italy.

       
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YVES DE BRABANDER
— Ongoing artistic dialogue

 

It was while studying at the Antwerp Royal Academy that Cedric met his partner Yves.

In the late 90s, Yves de Brabander graduated cum laude in photography from KdG-College in Antwerp. De Brabander’s photography draws inspiration from many big American snapshot photographers, such as Larry Clark. His photographs evoke emotion through a minimalist attention to detail. However, it was not until he attended his first Raf Simons show that his interest in fashion flourished.He began to draw parallels between fashion and photography as art forms.

Before Jacquemyn graduated from the Royal Academy, de Brabander and Jacquemyn began dating. Their relationship grew throughout Jacquemyn’s time in school, and they began working closer. After Jacquemyn’s graduation, he and de Brabander began working on their first collection together. Jacquemyn focused on the designs, while de Brabander managed the business aspects, and the visual identity of the brand.

 

Yves working on "HERE IS NO BORDER ONLY DUST" - laserprint on plywood. 180x210cm

   
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"MUTED BELIEFS"
carbontransfer on cardboard
1/1 210x300cm © 2012 Paris
"PORTRAIT OF CEDRIC"
laserprint on plywood © 2017 Antwerp
"HERE IS NO BORDER ONLY DUST"
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© 2016 Antwerp
"THE DEAD TREE GIVES NO SHELTER"
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WAKAYAMA — SLOW VINTAGE KNIT
— Collaborating since 2013

 

Not far from Osaka, in the Kansai province of Japan are the sacred mountain and dense forest of Kumano Kodo which dominate the area, recently added to Unesco’s World Heritage list.

We are in Wakayama, just off the pilgrimage site of the Japanese archipelago, where we find the workshops of our jersey supplier.

There are 250 machines which create high quality knits continuously, destined, for the most part, for Japanese fashion designers and European creators... like Cedric Jacquemyn.

This is however not a knitting manufacturer like any other. Its unique characteristic? The “Tsuri” knitting machines which tick over very slowly.

Whilst a number of modern companies make speed and efficiency a priority;
Here they opted for a slower production on old fashioned machines, which deliver a stitch with character, particularly soft, supple and comfortable, a weave which could not be produced using the fast, circular knitting machines which are so popular in today’s factories.

More than one hundred years of tradition, experience and knowledge have contributed to the exceptional quality of these knits. Although they seem to have come from another time, the key values of this unique Japanese company achieve in creating products which are well anchored in the modern day.

For AW17 we designed and developed a 100% Japanese washed silk, slow vintage plain and rib jersey together.

photography Yves De Brabander © Wakayama Japan 2016
showphoto by Shoji Fuji (Paris SS14 - ultrafine cotton-silk-wool ribknit)

   
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SOME/THINGS PRESENTATION

SS15 PARIS —
"TO THE DEPTHS OF THE LAST RESERVE, pt II" presentation at Some/Things studio in Paris.

Production Zo'estica by Daniel Hettmann. PR by Cyrille Caron and James Cheng Tan

 

— photo and video by Some/Things

       
       
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CJ SPACE ANTWERP

Antwerp, Belgium — Temporary popup gallery during AW14 & SS15 seasons on first floor of RE.COLLECTION boutique in Antwerp.

Showcasing the Cedric Jacquemyn collection as well as Nico Uytterhaegen, Mad et Len and Dust magazine amongst others.

       
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image by Sylvain Lewis

FW14 SHOW — Maison des Métallos, Paris.

 

Show during Paris Men's F/W 2014-15 season, titled "To the Depths of the last Reserve".

Production Zo'estica by Daniel Hettmann. PR by Cyrille Caron.

Showcasing exclusive pieces as the Treebark Cloth suitjackets and the Lambskin crochet cardigan — see further.

 

— See collection archive for show images.

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image by James Cheng Tan for SOME/THINGS

images by Matteo Carcelli for SOME/THINGS
       

TREE BARK CLOTH — Uganda's UNESCO World Heritage.

Barkcloth has been manufactured in Uganda for centuries and is Uganda's sole representative on the UNESCO Cultural Heritage Lists.
We have created two signature pieces using this precious material, showingcasing our designs during the FW14 show in Paris.

Exclusive produced in a numbered limited edition, handmade at the Cedric Jacquemyn Atelier in Antwerp.

       
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lambskin crochet
Image by Julien Boudet for StyleZeitgeist,
model Dima Dionesov @ Marilyn Models, Paris

LAMBSKIN CROCHET CARDIGAN

Handshaved & handcut lambskin, handmade crochet cardigan.
Existing of 25 fine italian lambskins, over 350 manhours to make 1 piece.

Showcased during FW14 Paris show at Maison des Métallos.

Handmade at the Cedric Jacquemyn atelier in Antwerp, numbered and signed.
Sold exclusive at Darklands Berlin, 1 of 1 piece exists worldwide.

       
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Image by Atelier elf © 2017 Antwerp

ATELIER 11

Ongoing collaboration with Antwerp-based jewelry studio Atelier 11.
Not only do they produce our jewelry line - since 2010 - our project goes beyond that.

Since the early days they also produce our copper buttons, belt hooks, buckles and copper labels. Handmade one-by-one.

— see the jewelry-line in the collection section

       
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HANDLOOM WEAVERS OF GARHWAL — Himalaya

Since SS14 we are closely working together whith the Handweavers of Garhwal, trough a non-profit organisation, based in London, United Kingdom that offers training, support and logistics to the villagers of Garwhal region, Himalaya.
They are also donating the looms, spinning wheels and logistics.

Recently the "Himadri-Hans Handloom" brand was launched in collaboration with the Govt. of Uttarakhand to promote Heritage Handloom Crafts and Artworks that are symbols of the diverse Indian Cultural Heritage in order to co-create sustainable liverlihood avenues for vulnerable craft communities of the regaion.

— images of SS14 collection where we developed a selfedge wool fabric that takes over 3 months to loom by hand.
sold and produced in limited quantities to a selected clientele only.



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ROMBAUT X CEDRIC JACQUEMYN

Collaboration with Belgian footwear brand Rombaut.

Designed and created by Cedric Jacquemyn.
Development of a fully handmade handhammered boot in 2 variations : a polished Guidi vealskin and a shaved lambskin.

Handmade in Arezzo, Italy.
Produced in a limited edition during SS14 and AW14

       
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Paco Declercq by Yves De Brabander © 2012 Antwerp

LAMBSKIN HANDKNIT

Handshaved & handcut lambskin, handknit exclusive pieces.
A jumper existing of 12 fine italian lambskins, over 3 weeks to make 1 piece.

Handmade at the Cedric Jacquemyn atelier in Antwerp, numbered and signed.
Exclusive for Darklands Berlin, 1 of 1 piece exists worldwide.

       

H R A U N   - BY CEDRIC JACQUEMYN

Temporary 4 season-only second line -made in Belgium- exclusive for Scandinavian retail chain WEEKDAY.
Launched in Copenhagen during F/W 2012.

This collaboration began after receiving an award given by WEEKDAY to 3 graduating Bachelor students from the Antwerp fashion academy.
Launched in Berlin during S/S 2012.



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hraun SS13 — Simon Nygård by Yves De Brabander © Antwerp 2013 hraun SS14 — Jasper Coremans by Yves De Brabander © Antwerp 2014