Walter van Beirendonck

fashion designer

Walter van Beirendonck belongs to the young group of designers, the Antwerp Six who began as fashion avant - gardists and are now well - established in the international fashion scene: Dries van Noten, Dirk Bikkebergs, Martin Margiela, Anne Demeulemeester, Dirk van Saene and Walter van Beirendonck.

Walter is the only member of this group who has kept his young, wild and explosive creativity. He doesn't comply with conventions and is not only loyal to his visions, but continually develops new ones. Such are the W.&L.T. collection and his multimedia activities. Fascinated by toys, computers and new media, Walter presents colourful and very hot collections. He is one of the first designers who has explored and used the Internet and CD-Roms. For example, one of Walter van Beirendonck's CD-Roms contains guides to copying his own designs - and of course Walter himself will select the best copy. Or how about trying Walter's Future Face Kit, which will enable you to re-design your face into a proper cyber look.