Walter Van Beirendonck
By Shanu Walpita

A STUDY IN PERCEPTION Paris: Directional designer Walter Van Beirendonck showed a collection chock-full of modern art history references, creating a light-hearted, off-kilter set of …

Jun 26, 2013
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A STUDY IN PERCEPTION
Paris: Directional designer Walter Van Beirendonck showed a collection chock-full of modern art history references, creating a light-hearted, off-kilter set of looks. The Belgian designer plays with perception through Post-Impressionist perspective prints of interiors (with parts of the planar surface literally jutting out of blazers), Cubist-inspired geometric prints jumbled on blazers and trousers, and a trompe l’oeil pocket watch print with a real chain attached. —Kathleen Tso

Key Items: Color-blocked suits / Knit turtlenecks / Sleeveless silk jumpsuit / Silk pajama pants / Printed maxi kaftans / Printed blazers

Color: Lemon / Lilac / Powder blue / Dusty pink / Black / Slate / Ash / Washed tan / Safety orange / Navy / Mint green / Cranberry red

Materials + Trim: Satin / Wool suiting / Jersey knits / Organza / Hefty grosgrain / Coated upholstery wovens / Structural tuxedo bibs / Kitschy flower appliques

Print + Pattern: Trompe l’oeil pocket watch / Geometric color blocking / Room interior prints / Wallpaper themes / Cubist geometrics / Tribal sculpture prints

Accessories + Footwear:  Straw bonnets / Silk scarves / Decorative socks / Loafer-dress shoe hybrids / Bow ties / Snakeskin opera gloves / Skinny belts

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