Jan Boelo, a designer to watch out for

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From the small village of Heiligerlee, Groningen comes a young man, Jan Boelo Drenth, 22, who is in the process of hitting the Dutch fashion world by storm, straight out of school.

Just being good is not enough, you need connections. Jan Boelo had met Dutch icon Edgar Vos (who died a month ago), got inspired by his passion and left to study Fashion Design at the Utrecht School of Art. Already in secondary school he won an annual art competition organised for a few schools schools in the area with a dress he had designed. The rest is history in the making.

Jan Boelo started his own label in 2010 and has been dressing Dutch celebs such as Victoria Koblenko, Carice van Houten and Ellen ten Damme. His style mixes rock and gothic elements with sexy and original modern elements. All I really know is that we want to be able to say ‘I told you so’ when he’s hugely popular.

(Link: rtvnoord, Photo: janboelo.com)

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  1. He got a lucky break for sure by meeting Edgar Vos. As with anything, luck, a “muse,” and stick-to-itiveness are key. I like his enthusiasm as shown in this recent interview. (Infectious smile, too.)

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pFIqs8kgmJ0

    Comment by Jay Vos — February 8, 2011 @ 1:44 pm

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