Spring/Summer 2016 Menswear Catwalk Videos

Walter Van Beirendonck Interview Menswear Spring/Summer 2016 - Paris


It’s on the stage in the Châtelet Theatre in Paris, that Walter Van Beirendonck invited his audience for a poetic and colourful collection. Interview with Walter Van BeirendonckIt’s on the stage in the Châtelet Theatre in Paris, that Walter Van Beirendonck invited his audience for a poetic and colourful collection. The suit is found at the heart of the wardrobe but with the Belgian designer he takes on a whole other allure than just simple basics through a mix of materials and childlike prints found in Japan and created especially for the label.

The hats designed by Stephen Jones transform the men into dandies and add height to his very elongated silhouettes through the flared trousers. An XXL eye of a monster from an upside down figure is found as a design on a t-shirt, or as a patchwork stuck on a jacket, almost ready to escape and as a kind of arty and critical clin d’oeil. Because beyond the creative originality, Walter doesn’t forget to convey a message on today’s controlled society who films and sees everything…

Walter Van Beirendonck Interview:  
We really worked on the profile, on the front, to elongate the silhouette because it’s really these boys with long legs, but it’s really about a very, very elongated silhouette. We did lots of jacquard, there are lots of fabrics which were made especially for the collection, and I love to work with colours, prints, fabrics, even for summer, because it’s not always obvious to make fabrics for summer. There are several fabrics which come from Japan because I think that they’re almost like vintage fabrics for children, and I worked with this to really create this contrast with this harder, and darker side. So the electric eye, is slang for camera, and it’s that which controls our world and it’s that which I wanted to show with this little figure which is turned upside down, but it’s really a camera eye which looks at everything today and which shows everything to everybody.