Walter Van Beirendonck’s Gentlemen

The truth is we’re already preparing for the Fall. Bye bye sun and wonderful summer days, I never get enough of you! Anyway, I’ve searched for a Fall collection which is colored enough to preserve the summer in our souls. .. something special and warm like Walter Van Beirendonck.

Van Beirendonk may not be the  most popular designer of our times, but, definitely, he has a smart, spirited and funny approach to Men’s fashion. Remember the WonderFur project, the “Kiss the future” slogan, the huge headphones collection? With every new collection, the Belgian designer plays on a new theme – he knows that creativity matters and always gives it a twist. For the Fall 2011/12 Men Collection he showed out something more “classic”, very “wearable” and literally elegant. Mixing the tribal spirit with the western elegance, he dressed up some African models after he made a casting in the street.  The looks remind me particularly of those Afro- dandies portrayed in Daniele Tamagni’ s book- “Gentlemen of Bacongo“. Van Beirendonck’s gentlemen from the catwalk or the snobbish gentlemen from Tamangni’s book, both of them show the same wonderful features- genuine color, creativity and a great enthusiasm. And I love the fashion enthusiasts!

One thought on “Walter Van Beirendonck’s Gentlemen

  1. I love the idea of a casting in the street, as much as I love fashion editorials shot in the street style spirit. And if I could see a little less photoshop editing, without models looking like they are unreal, I would be even happier.

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