Visiting Assistant Professor
Master in Fashion Design, Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Fashion department, Antwerp, Belgium.
One of the 2010 alumni of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp’s Fashion Department, fashion designer Cedric Jacquemyn has developed his darkly romantic menswear aesthetic into a ready-to-wear business. Launching his eponymous label during FW11 Paris mensweek, expanding into womenswear in 2021.
Cedric’s work is defined by a sensitive touch - sculpting natural fibres into slim, flowing garments imbued with historical, ethnic and mythical significance. Conceptual as approach, his collections are strongly informed by deep environmental concerns, humanitarian crisis and an appreciation for the natural world.
Showing off his skills as a sartorial tailor, Cedric Jacquemyn’s collection starts at the root of cloth and construction; material always plays the guiding factor in the design process and dictates the construction - from handwoven cloth from the Himalayas, Tree-Bark Cloth from Uganda (UNESCO World Heritage), Copper-shielding to handloom fabrics from heritage kimono weaving mills in Japan.
His architectural approach of fashion has surpassed the distinction between men’s- and womenswear; and shifted the focus to the creation of shapes and their communication with surroundings.
Jacquemyn also designed a separate line Hraun for the Swedish retailer Weekday from 2011 up to 2014.
Being nominated for the International Woolmark prize in 2014, Cedric was included in the exhibitions Happy Birthday Dear Academie! at Momu (Antwerp Fashion Museum) in 2014 and The Belgians, An Unexpected Fashion Story at Bozar (Brussels) in 2015, to name a few.
Jaquemyn’s brand has been carried by international retailers like; such as L’Eclaireur (Paris), Antonioli (Milan), Darklands (Berlin), Gullam (Tokyo), Hotoveli (New York),…