These two shots are very much about shoes, aren’t they? One of the great advantages of wearing sneaks–and I do–is that they offer men the opportunity to do vibrant color “safely.” And to mix-match color with color, as in the teach’s shoes and scarf.
PS, can’t wait for the headgear in the bottom pic to become standard street wear….
I LOOOOVE Walter van Bierendonk! His line is among the most unique and creative anywhere, and he looks just like the little penis-man on his clothing! Ha! (In my house, we call his logo thus; it’s a cartoon of a nude, bald, bearded man).
I have a sweater from two seasons ago; it looks like an old-school ski sweater until you look closely and see the airplanes dropping bombs… his work is very political. He did an amazing satin bomber jacket covered with hand-embroidered corporate logos, each one loving crossed out with a red line. Somehow, he makes it work as fashion as well. Big props for Walt.
The picture makes me remember this magical day of last december 28 when Dirk and Walter were redoing the windows of the Walter store. They had just received vintage furniture which they were staging. Their complicity and the smile through the big beard made this moment feel very special. PS: Dirk Van Saene is one of the Big 6 who graduated from the Academy of Antwerp in 1984 with Ann Demeulemester, Dries Van Noten, Martin Margiela, Dirk Bikkenbergs, Walter Van Beirendonck and Marina Yee. He also happens to be Wlater’s bo.
Oooh, I love Dirk Van Saene, though I’ve had a hard time finding his clothes recently. I have a phenomenal dress by him from about 6-7 years ago. I wash it in old-fashioned soap flakes because I want it to last forever. I bought it at Century, of all places.
I just keep coming back to that bottom picture – the headgear, the socks, the pink Chucks. All so whimsical.