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A Conversation with Jessy Heuvelink


Head of Design at J.Lindeberg, talks about the collection and what he’s looking forward to wearing this autumn.

Where are you and what are you doing?

I am at home in the Netherlands with my friends and family celebrating Queen’s Day. This year is very special because it’s the last one after Queen Beatrix’s abdication. From next year, we will be celebrating King’s Day.

Can you describe the autumn and winter collection for 2013?

The collection is inspired by the Stockholm City Library, designed by architect Gunnar Asplund. It has a warm and deep colour pallet, as well as textures and tactile materials that refl ect the colours and materials found in the library, but we executed and combined them in a modern way.

Are there any key pieces that make you extra proud?

The camouflage suit; blazer Donnie and the matching cargo pants Camber in quality Camo Mouliné in particular. A sophisticated and tonal camoufl age mouliné pattern weave in a great cut, we designed them in brown and blue, I already have them in both colours – I could not wait.

Are there any signature details or materials that you’re particularly proud of?

I would have to say the way that we mixed different fabrics and structures this season. We used quite a lot of tactile fabrics and textures, and combined that with the cut lines inspired by the library’s architecture. Gold and brass hardware was added for interesting details as well as decorative prints. We also used Loro Piana’s Storm System – this amazing wind and waterproof fabric that looks so luxe.

What is the one piece every man should invest in this autumn?

A chic, wool dress coat like our camel Wolger Melton coat and a pair of stylish but cool laceup boots like our Stivaletto or Chukka boots in grained leather.

What are you personally looking forward to wearing?

I am the sample size so thankfully I am already wearing most of my favourites right now. I am really looking forward to some amazing pieces from our spring and summer 2014 collection, but I am going to keep that a secret for now.

What’s next on your agenda?

I am headed to China to work on our spring and summer, as well as autumn and winter 2014 collections.