PARIS, Mar 21, 2010 / FW/ — A 10th anniversary is always a milestone and Dutch designer Jeroen Van Tuyl is making it a double marker as he launches his first solo women’s knitwear collection that will be available in stores in Fall 2010.
Though Jeroen Van Tuyl is better known as a menswear designer, his first foray into fashion after his graduation from the Arnheim Institute of the Arts in 1998 was in actuality in womenswear.
Collaborating with his classmate Edwin de Rooij, they launched the womenswear label “Van Tuyl De Roiij,” but it was short-lived. Two years later in 2000, Jeroen Van Tuyl went solo and launched his eponymous menswear line in Paris.
Ten years had passed since then, and while making inroads in the Paris fashion scene, Jeroen Van Tuyl became known for his intellectual men’s dressing. Conceptual at times, he also made the word “angular” and “pointy” trendy.
While he is also known for his use of luxurious fabrics, knit continues to be his strong point as exemplified in the coats, trench coats and suits that his fans had learned to love. Meant for the modern man that does not accept concessions when it comes to fit and comfort, the Jeroen Van Tuyl label is contemporary while evoking a spirit of nostalgia.
And it is with this mindset that he is launching his women’s knitwear collection. Sophisticated, elegant and with an avant-garde vision, the Jeroen Van Tuyl woman mirrors the Jeroen Van Tuyl gent in his desire for excellent clothing.
The Jeroen Van Tuyl women’s collection joins Jeroen Van Tuyl men and the “Q by Jeroen van Tuyl” sneaker collection that was launched in 2008.
The Jeroen Van Tuyl labels continue to sold extensively in The Netherlands with select points of sale in France, Canada, Hong Kong and the United Kingdom.
Photos courtesy of Jeroen Van Tuyl
Portrait of Jeroen van Tuyl by Marc Deurloo