Walter Van Beirendonck: Men's show Spring/Summer 2019 (with interview)

Designer: Walter Van BeirendonckInspiration: in a garage in Paris with strong, shifted men, based around the idea of a skeleton with as always, the punk mood which is so dear to the designer. Collection: men with skeleton makeup which are found as drawings on the bodies. From the start of this collection, the designer plays with dismemberment: the jackets, coats and trousers are detachable and hang on by a system of straps. You can buy the whole outfit or buy it as detachable pieces to assemble your own design. Naive motifs, such as a donkey or goose come from old images of the circus and are scattered on several pieces. Florescent colours are dominant and reinforce the energy of the collection.To note: The many critical, humorous and offbeat patches and embroideries that are added to clothing.The shoes: kind of plastic-coated clogs with platforms. The painted faces and long feathers which hang from the ears Interview:I think that it’s important to really make clothes for today, because I find that there are too many designers who are in the middle of making collections but which are all inspired by the seventies, the eighties, the nineties… and personally I find that we still have to make designs anyway and so I started to experiment with a certain frame and I really tried to make clothes with this way of thinking. I used yellow and orange and you can really buy the simple frame or you can make yourself a sort of collage, by buying a frame with clothing beneath. It’s one of the things that I really like and I really worked on this collection with an idea of tailoring, and of combining that with a sort of shift as well, to make clothes for today. Music from the show (for use only in context of the show, under cover of the right to information)

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