Originating from Bruges, Belgium, Glenn Martens graduated first in his class from the internationally acclaimed fashion institute The Royal Academy of Fine Arts,Antwerp. In 2008, during his final year at the academy, he was recruited to join the team of Jean-Paul Gaultier for the women’s pre-collection in addition to the men’s label “G2”.
In mid-2010, after a successful run as first assistant to independent designer Yohan Serfaty, Martens worked independently on various high-profile projects affiliated with European brands such as Weekday (H&M) and Honest By Bruno Pieters. In February 2012, he launched his Womenswear line during the Paris Fashion Week under the name “Glenn Martens”. Since September 2013, Glenn Martens is leading the men and womenswear of the Parisian based label Y/PROJECT.
Graphic tailoring woven into structural elegance characterizes his designs. Martens’ work bridges a technical background and emotional atmosphere with a straightforward look. Culminating in architectural cuts that boast a comfortable fit, the foundation of Glenn Martens resides and relies on transcendent versatility.
Y/PROJECT HOMME AW17 is an eclectic mix of deconstructed hip hop and romantic vibes. This season Glenn Martens pumps up the volume with a more maximal approach to the silhouette. The collection is a masterful play on duality shown with historical references to royalty mirrored with today’s hip hop icons.
Deconstructed fake-fur, silk & corduroy suits – multi-section jeans & track pants – oversized fleece sweatshirts and jean shirts – doubled silk shirts and jean jackets, sweatshirts and pants with wired piping creating volume and texture that is carried through the collection.
Football knit and t-shirt scarves with Henry VIII & Anne Boleyn, Napoleon & Josephine, Louis XVI & Marie Antoinette, multi-belts, Surrealistic Hand sculpture pieces a wink to Antwerp Glenn Martens alma-mater