Jan Jansen is perhaps THE most famous Dutch shoe designer, his fabulously quirky and distinctive style has put him at the forefront of shoe design since the ’60s.
Having spent time working at both Dior and Charles Jourdan, Jan Jansen and his team now create new collections every year for sale online and in the Jan Jansen shoe boutiques in Amsterdam, Heusden-Vesting, Nijmegen and Maastricht. The Jan Jansen brand is also sold in many other stores in The Netherlands and around the world. In July 2012 his shoes were featured in the catwalk collection for Marga Weimans during the opening night of Amsterdam Fashion Week.
For the October launch of his SS 2013 Collection, Jan Jansen has been inspired by the orchid to create the ‘Orchid Shoe by Jan Jansen’ these incredible pumps in the most vibrant colours have been created using traditional shoe-making techniques. Jan Jansen in co-operation with Art of Life surrounded himself with Phalaenopsis, Vanda, Oncidium and Dendrobium orchids during the creative process and inspired by their beauty, has created these limited edition shoes in fuchsia, red, terracotta, purple and cognac suede.
Orchid Shoe by Jan Jansen – will be available from February 2013, order online and at these Jan Jansen’s stores:
1012 KT Amsterdam, NL
Maastrichter Smedenstraat 6
6211 GL Maastrict, NL