Jean-Paul Knott has proved that he likes to adapt his vision and his work to each situation and the challenge of working with people who have different ideas.In fashion, he collaborated with other companies as a Designer (Krizia), Advisor (Ellassay), Creative Director (Louis Feraud) and Artistic Director (Cerruti). He also created capsule collections for Dim and 3 Suisses.A key partnership also started in 2006 with Tomorrowland in Japan where he created a new line “Knott-Galerie Vie» adapted to the Japanese market. This line became recently “Knott” for women and a men’s line is forecasted.With a passion for the arts Jean-Paul designed the costumes of the Be?jart ballet “Lumie?re”. He is also close to the painters and has provided the location for exhibition either in his gallery or in his flag shop in the historical centre of Brussels. Artists have also hand-painted some models of his collections.He acted as interior designer for the Royal Windsor Hotel in Brussels and lately designs for a jewellery line. Finally he collaborated on various campaigns with the UN and organisations against HIV.
Jean Paul Knott
Jean-Paul Knott believes that the ready-to-wear market, the middle market, has disappeared and that mass marketers have taken over. Further, industrialization has standardized clo- thing to such point that all clothes lookalike. Therefore there is a sector of the market that appeals to both men and women who are searching for and willing to pay for quality, originality, exqui- site cuts, simplicity, beautiful materials, attention to details....
Jean-Paul Knott differentiates his clothes by breaking the mould and rather than following the tradition of seasonal clo- thing he decided to build a wardrobe with essentials including a shirt, a sweater, a pair of pants, a jacket, an overcoat and a little black dress. The JEAN PAUL KNOTT wardrobe is intended to last through every phase of one’s life. The gradual seasonal evolution and purity of the cuts will live longer than the classical ready-to-wear available today.
His women’s line combines the classical style of the jacket and the fluidity of the silk draped dress. The choice of materials makes them unique.