Belgian native, Glenn Martens, was an unlikely couturier. He applied to the Royal Academy in Belgium with only a few furniture
sketches. At the end of his tenure in 2008, he passed first in his class. Martens began his fashion career with Jean Paul Gaultier as
a junior designer, carrying the values harbored there to eventual roles as Artistic Director of Y/Project, Creative Director of Diesel
and then back to Gaultier for the brand’s 2022 Haute Couture collection.
November of 2021, Diesel – Glenn Marten’s most recent directorial appointment – collaborated with neuno for the launch of their
digital ‘hero’ sneaker. As the label’s first NFT trainer is a limited-edition release, this unisex shoe marks a crucial repositioning of the