9.28.2014

RUNWAY DIARY: WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK SPRING SUMMER 2015

For the past five years of covering Men's Paris Fashion Week, I have been fortunate to see Walter Van Beirendonck's summer presentations. And in all honesty, until now the Belgian genius never fails to surprise me. Not only a technical and artistic designer, Walter Van Beirendonck is also an amazing visual storyteller who injects humor and surrealism to his collections. He still remains one of the most relevant designers of our time who serves as an inspiration to the new breed of young designers. 
His latest collection is a visual feast showcasing bold tribal prints, vibrant colors, elegant oriental embroidery, intricate beadwork, patchwork and deconstructed jackets inspired by the rich Oriental and African cultures. Known for being experimental and adventurous with his creations, Walter Van Beirendonck toyed with different proportions and fabric combinations. The deconstructed tuxedo-like jackets in rich brocade with detachable attachments and the dreamy onesies with attached dramatic tulle bibs and army tassels were undoubtedly the scene-stealers of the show. Only Walter Van Beirendonck can seamlessly combine masculine and feminine sensibilities into a look and still look great! 
For more Walter head over to www.waltervanbeirendonck.com.