Jan Taminiau gained world fame as fashion designer by creating the royal blue dress of Queen Máxima for the inauguration of her husband as King of The Netherlands in 2013.
I first met Jan Taminiau during Amsterdam Fashion Week in january 2010, I was immediately an admirer.
His haute couture collection was all about sequins and ruffles, gold, nudes, pink and light blue, his workmanship was shown in all his designs with amazing silhouettes always following the female body. I remember especially this show because it was my first show ever at Amsterdam Fashion Week and he created a scenery to capture the models with many small cameras all around them, creating a 3D illusion.
Raised in a family of antique dealers Jan Taminiau studied first in Antwerp but his passion for clothes was gained in his early age by dressing dolls of his sister. He decided the study at the Academy of Art and Design in Arnhem and signs up for his masters in 2003.
His first collection 'Unfolding' was presented during Paris Fashion Week in 2003 and in 2004 he created his own label JANTAMINIAU. Followed by each season presentations during Couture Week in Paris
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It seems that Máxima is a fan of Jan too.
She is wearing during several occasions his designs, the 15th of september 2015 during the opening of the parliamentary year she wore an amazing silk dress with prints and embroidery.
Lady Gaga and Beyonce are spotted in designs of the dutch couturier.
Jan Taminiau has established his name for his love for antique techniques in embroidery and couture,
his craftsmanship, his female silhouettes and his romantic gowns.
“As a designer my goal is to make the ultimate dress, every single time, over and over again.”
My photo review of the dresses of Jan Taminiau in Gemeentemuseum Den Haag. Until the 7th of February you can visit them too!
I would love to wear a design by Jan Taminiau but for now I only got this to 'wear'.