Or, ‘what I wish I could wear to work’

Walter Van Beirendonck (SS12)


WVB is a 55 year old Belgian, firmly out of his tree. Designing under his own name since 1983, his collections are highly conceptual, often featuring pieces that straddle the line between sculpture and fashion. His website’s fact file includes gems such as, “The red thread throughout his collections is his sense of humour, sex with an eye-wink and his concern about ‘safe sex’. His continuous statements about the fashion-world,earth,nature, contempary life and society are collected in prints and slogans. Often ‘double bottomed’!”.


When I was an intern at Dazed and Confused, I assisted on a shoot where the models were playing football in these. The looks on people’s faces walking past was hilarious, particularly an old woman who hid in a bush next to where we were shooting and pretended to call the council. You can see that shoot here:

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