One of the 2010 alumni of the Antwerp Academy, fashion designer Cedric Jacquemyn has developed his darkly romantic menswear aesthetic into a ready-to-wear business, showcasing garments and accessories at the Paris, Berlin, London and Copenhagen fashion weeks.
Cedric's work is defined by a sensitive touch - sculpting natural fibres into slim, flowing garments imbued with historical, ethnic and mythical significance.
Cedric carries on a continuing artistic dialogue with the photographer Yves de Brabander, who's lens captures the brand's visual identity in arresting natural and manmade landscapes Iceland, a land of destruction and new life, dominated by the consequences of an ever-changing environment...
Cedric Jacquemyn's most prominent source of inspiration is meticulously translated in his garments. He manages to capture the blatant beauty and the emotions of this constant duality into every single piece he makes.
A duality of both the serenity and the power of Icelandic nature. Which resulted in The Last Glacier (A/W 2011) and The Waste Land (S/S 2012) collections.
The continuation of this feeling was translated in Fields of regeneration (A/W 2012) focussing on living organisms renewing themselves and soil fertility after devastating tsunamis and volcano eruptions.
The choice of natural fabrics, the use of minimal designs and the contrast in the use of both dark and light colors create an atmosphere of both awareness and illumination.
For his SS2013 collection Plains of Native Rites he decided to focus on the devastating consequences of "modernizing" the Amazon, with results in the disappearing of tribes, their rituals and their knowledge.