Cedric Jacquemyn & Quinten Schaap
An innovative ecosystem for a transparent textile and fashion industry
Bakermat, co-founded by Cedric Jacquemyn and Quinten Schaap, envisions a textile universe in Antwerp. They aim to fortify connections between manufacturers and the next generation of fashion professionals, creating a more interconnected and transparant future for the world of fashion.
Cedric Jacquemyn, a 2010 alumnus of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp's Fashion Department, has shaped a career that effortlessly intertwines art, fashion, and education. His ready-to-wear label, launched during FW11 Paris mensweek and expanded into womenswear in 2021, garnered international recognition, with his brand featured in renowned exhibitions and carried by global retailers, including L'Eclaireur (Paris) and Hotoveli (New York). Additionally, Jacquemyn contributed to the academic sphere as a visiting professor at the Lebanese American University of Beirut in 2022-23, imparting his expertise in tailoring and design, further solidifying his commitment to nurturing emerging talents in the fashion industry.
Quinten Schaap graduated with honors from the Amsterdam Fashion Institute in 2020, specializing in the convergence of technology and fashion. Proficient in virtual prototyping tools and VIZOO technology, he seamlessly translates creative ideas into detailed digital designs.