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Belgian designer

Walter Van Beirendonck

is a visionary of riddles and contradictions.

(image waltervanbeirendonck.com):

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designer, Walter Van Beirendonck

A member of the design force known as the

Antwerp Six

-Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Dirk Van Saene

Marina Yee and Dirk Bikkembergs-

Mr. Van Beirendonck and compatriots are

 influenced by imagery of popular culture.

His menswear collection for a/w 2013

shown during Paris Fashion Week

is inspired by the ultimate pop icon David Bowie

with a nod to Mick Jagger-esque physicality.

Sci-fi ear adornments

Pouting bright red lip attachments

Colourful knitwear of playful configurations

Cropped quilted trousers

Floor length evening robe coverings

Sparkly pieces to razzle dazzle ’em

The clothes exude

impeccable tailoring yet elaborately embellished

 masculinity yet mockingly not quite so.

The collection is enigmatic:

 seemingly bright OTT fashion fun,

though tinged with a bit of the sinister.



(images from showstudio):

Walter Van Beirendonck

menswear,  a/w 2013

The Collection

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