JANUE is a fashion label established in 2019 by Belgian art historian Céline Van den Bossche. Through researching the various moods of the moving body, she poetically questions monolithic ideas of the "Self" and evokes a sensory paradigm shift: fashion as a sensual medium to explore motion and its aesthetic possibilities. 

The choice is made for movements from the prototype to the unique, from the virtual, the sudden intuition to its repetition and to the exceptional. First, there is "JANUE, the prototype": these are the cuts that make us think and feel. They are the balmy touch of a memory we cherish, the shape yielded by an instant we remember and that haunts us in future creations. Second, there is "JANUE, the archetype": we grow in different directions, the restless life of forms following the touch of fabrics we encounter. Third, there is "JANUE, sui generis": artistic works, unique pieces that go beyond conventional genre boundaries. 

The main ambition of JANUE is not just to produce new shapes but to combine them with feeling, imaginging and thinking, to mingle silent senses to subtle words. 

On a personal note..

Step by step we are creating our own fashion system. All research, development and production takes place in our Brussels based studio behind an open door. We love Brussels. It's a bottomless pitt of resources. From inspiration to the materials we need to produce a garment. Yes, we only use "found" materials. Objets trouvés. It's fun and we love this gentle urban way of mining. We rework, we upcycle, we try to make better.

We try keep our production chain as short as possible and we do it pretty well. This makes us very flexible and guarantees the quality of every step in the process. Today we are a small team of four and together we try our best to shape a sensuous way of dressing. We develop taste not merely based on fleeting looks but through universal bodily moods, the most sustainable approach possible if you ask us.

Moods are fluid and subject to change, and so are our garments: trousers that include multiple sizes, thin lines between a dress or a vest, between envelopment and revelation, embracement and flutter. We don't do collections and we don't do seasons. We only listen to the needs of the body.