Sjaak Hullekes

‘’I am a Libra, Comfortable & Creative ‘’


He started its collaboration with the Paris-based press-office PRESSING in 2009.

As a result of this collaboration his clothing has been used for many editorial photo-shoots, and covered in magazines.

Sjaak Hullekes:

We have introduced the Sjaak Hullekes brand in the summer of 2008 at the Milan and Paris Fashion Weeks by participating the main trade fairs with our S/S 2009 collection. Since then we have been participating in the fashion scene and picked up by international magazines like Dazed & Confused, GQ Germany, GQ Italy, Numero Hommes and so on.

Interior, architecture & antiques…..

I get lots of inspiration from all the antiques and art I have collected during the past years. I love to go to many exhibitions, art galleries, and old architectonic buildings. Mies van der Rohe until Victor Horta ; I’m inspired by something touched by time…

I have a lot of respect for the classics in menswear. Besides that I think my designs are clear in a particular kind of minimalistic way (no nonsense), have got a tailored touch and always need to have a comfortable feel and an intellectual state of mind. And the practical side of menswear. Items should be practical but fashionable – a very important combination for me.

Always underline your own characteristics by the clothing you wear, never be overshadowed by clothing. See the beauty in all things we humans design, and surround yourself with beauty. Unique parts of fashion tailoring versus mass production. These days, it is about the care a maker gives to his products.

Dreams? To see the Sjaak Hullekes brand grow much more, be a stable and strong company. I also would love to design for an old fashion house and to give it a new mentality .

My problems? Time and money, I guess the most given answer by many entrepreneurs during these tough years of recession.

Interviews and text by Alexander Moust

Categorised as Fashion

By Aleph

Studied Film Direction, Camera, Photography and Languages in The Netherlands and Belgium. Became a multilingual journalist and writer with a pen and camera in 2001 and traveled. Wrote and writes for various international magazines and newspapers. Runs a studio for video production in Amsterdam with his partner. Loves the long and heavy click of an old analog SLR camera, the intensity of conducting face to face interviews and tonic on a terrace in Paris. Initiated CULTJA in 2011.

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