Designer Focus

Walter Van Beirendonck

Thanks to his larger-than-life appearance Walter Van Beirendonck is as unconventional as his designs. Part of the ‘Antwerp Six’ the Belgian designer continues to question society’s paradigms like gender, through his own colourful and abstract lens.

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About the designer


After launching his self-titled label in 1983, Walter Van Beirendonck received his first big break in 1987 when showing in London as part of the original ‘Antwerp Six’. Since then the fiercely bearded designer has made a name for himself as a slightly weird, avant-garde designer who does not shy away from using bold colours or statement slogans. His desire to experiment and ongoing audacity to question the current status of society continuously challenges the concepts of his designs, making each season a mesmerising show to witness.

Aside from his commercial designs for his own line, Van Beirendonck also designs for theatre, ballet and film and acts as the current head of the Antwerp Royal Academy.