Walter Van Beirendonck

Walter Van Beirendonck made the biggest statement during Men’s Paris fashion week

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March 5, 2014

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The biggest statement of Men’s Paris Fashion Week was made by Walter Van Beirendonck. The Native American headdresses say it all, “stop racism.” His collection was just as jaw dropping. Using vertical multi-colored striped suit patterns with eyelet cutouts and cutting the suit jacket to make a two piece combo jacket. Whether he used velour, cotton or a mix of fabrics and materials the stripped patterns resembling Native American statues were vividly noticeable. Combining various designs including striped wool suit jackets with Fair Isle patterned pants, the color blocking was the focal point of every outfit. Going from dark to bright and back again all in one glance. You also can’t help but notice the WWII style wool helmets that almost every model wore no matter the colors. The sweaters were in a class by themselves as well by taking basic cotton crew necks and applying patterns when stitching various fabrics to form the face of a Native American statue. Combining the various wool, cotton and leather fabrics in one look is a design statement altogether, but what is most unforgettable after the extreme color blocking techniques are the messages within the clothes which was the main message altogether.

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