Good Read: Walter van Beirendonck vs. Sex


For the guy whose visual appearance is reminiscent of a Hell’s Angel while his personality is more Mahatma Gandhi-like sex is an essential source of inspiration. The first collection from Walter van Beirendonck that we saw “live” was his Spring/Summer 2012 collection.

Together with the artist Erwin Wurm the Belgian fashion designer created portable XXL penis sculptures that were rushing across the runway. His current “Home Sweet Home” collection also has obvious sexual references.

The models are wearing shoes that depict a set of balls and an erect penis. Find out what the phallic kicks were all about and when Walter van Beirendonck started playing with sexual symbolism in the Dazed&Confused article Walter van Beirendonck vs. Sex, which is very much worth your while and our good read of the day.

Von: David Kurt Karl Roth

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