This Walter Van Beirendonck Collection Makes a Social Statement

By: Jana Pijak - Jan 22, 2015
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The Walter Van Beirendonck collection for Fall/Winter 2015 graced the stage at Paris Fashion Week and made a powerful social statement. The collection blended anti-terrorism messages with abstract art imagery and was inspired by Picasso's cubist works.

Walter Van Beirendonck is known for his artful aesthetic and has experimented with masked models and sculptural shapes in the past. Never one to be boring, the designer presented fans with a new menswear range that broke social barriers.

Adorned with messages like "Stop Terrorizing our World" and "Demand Beauty", the designer's sheer tops stood out as one of this collection's most interesting segments. Following up a range of DIY-inspired pieces, the designer's abstract knitwear took center stage and was a wearable version of cubist portraits.

Encouraging self-expression and free speech, this Walter Van Beirendonck collection showcased the designer's fearlessness and creativity while addressing social and political issues that have plagued France and the world in recent months.