Walter van Beirendonck

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Walter Van Beirendonck
Born (1957-02-04) February 4, 1957 (age 67)
Belgium Brecht, Belgium
Nationality Belgian
Education Royal Academy of Fine Arts (Antwerp)
Occupation Fashion designer
Labels Walter Van Beirendonck

Walter Van Beirendonck (born 4 February 1957 in Brecht, Belgium) is a Belgian fashion designer. He graduated in 1980 from the Royal Arts Academy in Antwerp. Together with Dirk Van Saene, Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee (graduated in 1981) and Dirk Bikkembergs (graduated in 1982) they became known as the Antwerp Six.

Since 1983, he issues his own collections. They are inspired by the visual arts, literature, nature and ethnic influences. His unusual color combinations and a strong graphic influence are characteristic for his collections. In 1997, he designed the costumes for the U2 "PopMart Tour". In 1999, he was awarded the honorary title of "Cultural Ambassador of Flanders". In 2001, he curated the 'Fashion 2001 Landed-Geland' project in Antwerp. Next to five large exhibitions, a new magazine was launched: N°A magazine, published by Artimo, now called A MAGAZINE curated by.

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2011 knitwear exhibition at the ModeMuseum in Antwerp with (middle) a mid-1990s design by Walter Van Beirendonck. This dress was inspired by the colourful clothing of the Hui'an women of Quanzhou, China.

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