Jacquard woven fabric cape Queen Máxima developed in the TextielLab

For Dutch Queen Máxima, fashion designer Jan Taminiau designed an ensemble consisting of a cape and dress. Developed in the TextielLab, the cape is made from a unique jacquard woven fabric, with a gradient in the colour as well as the yarn. She wore this ensemble on King’s Day 2017 in Tilburg.

Jan Taminiau for Maxima. Photo: Reinier
Cape for Máxima. Design Jan Taminiau. Photo REINIER RVDA 

The designer chose a dark blue chenille fabric with a raw, wool-like and matt look, that is in contrast with the mercerised cotton that has been used in ochre, which has a more shiny and smooth texture.

Jan Taminiau, jurk voor Maxima. Foto: Reinier RVDA.
Dress for Máxima. Design Jan Taminiau. Photo REINIER RVDA 


The dark blue dress is made out of silk crêpe Georgette and organza. In degrade, dark blue and ochre coloured smocked rib bands, metal chains and crystals are embroidered. The fascinator is made out of the same materials and with the same techniques.

This ensemble was in 2017 on view in the presentation Oranje Boven! | Royal Textiles

Jan Taminiau aan het werk in het TextielLab. Photo Josefina Eikenaar TextielMuseu
Jan Taminiau working in the TextielLab. Photo: Josefina Eikenaar-TextielMuseum.