January 21, 2015
By Marcellous L. Jones
Paris, France – Walter van Beirondonck presents this season a collection that does not challenge one to understand it in order to appreciate it. This is a miracle in itself because that automatically translates into a collection that is as commercial as it is interesting.
For Fall Winter 2015/16, the Belgian fashion legend gives us lots of amply cut, straight-legged trousers. In beautiful colors like summer pastel blue, pink, white, off white, forest green, indigo, etc., the trousers are worn with shoes whose rubber soles match the color of the trousers.
When the collection began the designer presented only transparent, tinted plastic sleeveless t-shirts with sculptures. The same trousers return to the catwalk with strongly embellished coats, blazers and beautiful knit sweaters and tops.
Beirondonck buttons the shirts this season from behind. He also engages in some color blocking in his trousers. His color-blocked jumpsuit has a white cotton back and blue denim front. It’s one of the more interesting looks in the collection.
It would not be a complete Walter van Beirondonck collection without an adventure to the absurd side of fashion; and he does not disappoint. He creates for the season sculptures in his knitwear. They are as colorful as they are “eye-catching”. He repeats the look f the sculpture in his woven fabrics. But this time they come as motifs in his tops, coats and also as lining in the coats and jackets.
When all is said and done, the collection is going to sell on its coats, capes, baggy trousers and shoes!