Monday, 19 September 2011
DREAM THE WORLD AWAKE
I know I've already posted it on the facebook, the twitter and all the other social networking sites but I literally CAN'T GET OVER how bloody good it is - Walter Van Beirendonck, Nick Knight and Simon Foxton all together in one immense fashion film!!! It's like a dream team of all the greats collaborating on one massive project. The film is to coincide with the launch of Walter Van Beirendonck's retrospective at the Antwerp Fashion Museum celebrating the life and career of one of fashions true mavericks. Walter Van Beirendonck needs no introduction, he is probably single handedly the most influential designer I have ever looked up to throughout my entire fashion obsessed life. Graduating from Belgium's Royal Arts Academy in 1980, he was one of the distinguished 'Antwerp Six' - alongside Dries Van Noten, Dirk Bikkembergs, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee and Dirk Van Saene (his partner of 30 years) - who together disseminated a radical new aesthetic pioneering a whole new movement in fashion and placing Antwerp firmly on the map as THEE PLACE to study fashion.
Now the Antwerp Fashion Museum (MoMu) is celebrating the 54-year-old designer's three decades at the cutting edge with the first ever large-scale retrospective of his work, entitled 'Dream the World Awake'. I NEED TO GET FLIGHTS BOOKED NOW!