Walter Van Beirendonck AW12/13

by Andrew

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Lust Never Sleeps. A fitting title for this, a sinister reflection of life’s sleazy underbelly. Trademark fetish elements; rubber, masks, padlock ‘n’ chain and re-appropriated workwear items were incorporated with classic Van Beirendonck devices of colour, print play and proportion.

The effect of pale pink rubber gloves (complete with realistic hands) worn in conjunction with masks that contrasted with the models skin and the playful nature of Van Beirendonck’s work creates an unsettling visual impact.

That said, the majority of looks have more real-world appeal than in previous collections. Neat fitting checkered suits and shirts with circular over-print are different enough without warranting an intervention.