Dear iDEALS, originating from Bruges, Belgium, Glenn Martens graduated first in his class from the internationally acclaimed fashion institute The Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp. During his final year in 2008, he was recruited for Jean Paul Gaultier as a junior designer for the women’s pre-collection in addition to the men’s label “G2” and has since been based in Paris.
In mid-2010, after a successful run as first assistant to independent designer Yohan Serfaty, Martens decided to work independently on various high-profile projects affiliated with several European brands, which include Weekday and Honest By Bruno Pieters. In February 2012, Martens will launch his Womenswear line under the name “Glenn Martens” during Paris Fashion week.
Graphic tailoring woven into structural elegance characterizes this line. His debut autumn/winter collection 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.