SAN­DER LAK OF SIES MAR­JAN

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With his ris­ing New York City-based la­bel Sies Mar­jan get­ting rave re­views, Dutch de­signer San­der Lak may be fash­ion’s new­est It-boy. The 33-year-old tal­ent stud­ied at Cen­tral Saint Martins in Lon­don, and was for­merly the head of de­sign at Dries Van Noten for five years. Be­fore join­ing the Bel­gian fash­ion house, Lak also worked for the likes of Marc Ja­cobs and Phillip Lim.

Lak launched Sies Mar­jan in Fe­bru­ary 2016, nam­ing his la­bel af­ter his late fa­ther, Sies, and his mother, Mar­jan. Sies Mar­jan quickly gained a rep­u­ta­tion for its colour­ful de­signs, which dis­play a fem­i­nine yet quirky charm. With vague in­flu­ences from his Dries Van Noten days, Lak’s cre­ations for Spring 2017 involved plenty of rosy pinks and splashy flo­ral prints. From asym­met­ri­cal skirts and silky trousers to pleated cu­lottes and crepey pas­tel blouses, the Spring 2017 run­way at Sies Mar­jan re­vealed an ex­plo­sion of tex­ture and colour.

It’s an ap­proach that is quickly earn­ing him some ma­jor in­dus­try at­ten­tion, with the likes of Vogue ed­i­tor-in-chief Anna Win­tour at­tend­ing his shows. Bey­oncé and Naomi Camp­bell have also been spot­ted wear­ing his de­signs.

Lak is rec­og­nized for his fa­mously down-to-earth at­ti­tude and in­clu­sive­ness. In a 2016 in­ter­view with Vogue, the ris­ing de­signer de­scribed his cre­ative jour­ney: “It’s a very col­lab­o­ra­tive process, and I’ve made sure I have peo­ple around me who I like and trust. So it’s work, but it’s fun,” he said.

With an A-list fan base and en­tic­ing Spring 2017 col­lec­tion, Lak just might be on his way to be­com­ing a house­hold name. He’s cer­tainly al­ready a favourite on, and off, the cat­walk.

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