Jan-Jan Van Essche

Studio Internship


Jan-Jan Van Essche is a Antwerp designer who launched his first collection in 2010, named ‘Yukkuri’ (Japanese for ‘taking it easy). A concept capturing the philosophy behind the designer’s approach in creating contemporary fashion. 

As all collection pieces are designed and developed in the studio, the studio offers a close-up experience during the whole design and production process, as well as a position in the midst of a small team. 

The Jan-Jan Van Essche studio provides placements for interns starting from beginning of october 2023 and ending ideally end of February 2024.

Basic requirements 

  • Pattern making skills
  • Experienced with Industrial and domestic sewing machines
  • Handwork/stitching
  • English language
  • Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and/or InDesign
  • Good work ethics; independent and focussed
  • Good organizational and time management skills


Additional talents welcome:

  • Hand Knitting
  • Hand weaving experience
  • Grading



  • Assisting during the development process
  • Assisting during the production process
  • Independent development of collection pieces on sewing machines
  • Assisting during photoshoots 
  • Assisting sales and press preparations
  • Assisting during Paris showroom