PARIS, Jan 26, 2010 / FW/ — Part of the Antwerp 6 that took the fashion world by storm in 1987, Walter van Beirendonck’s collections are usually composed of an explosive array of dress codes that he masterfully manipulates with a mix of traditional artisanship and high-tech laser cutting.
In a class of his own, Walter van Beirendonck’s Fall 2010 collection falls into that category – a trendsetting collection in terms of graphics and colors that opens the door for experimentation on new silhouettes and color combination.
Entitled “Take a W-Ride”, Walter van Beirendonck theme was travel by an airplane. Models sporting oversized headphones wore overalls, paratroopers’ coverall and mechanic’s pants (as opposed to carpenter’s pants).
From afar, the prints look like computer generated, but on closer inspection, they turned out to be drawn by hand, the design translated into stitches for the knitting machine.
The whole collection is iconic, but the most emblematic is the bolero sweater that actually was a perfect pair for the coveralls.