Walter Van Beirendonck Fall 2012 Menswear Collection
What’s with the sinister feel running through so many of the menswear collections this season? And what’s with the tendency to liken masculinity to serial killers? Creepy. It’s like everyone’s collectively working out some issues at the same time. Still, while this collection came complete with slasher flick masks, the clothes were actually bright and a little on the joyful side. The juxtaposition of those two extremes, along with the title for the show, “Lust Never Sleeps,” evokes themes of sexual fetishes and hungers masked by outer forms. It’s conceptually interesting but the overall effect’s just a bit much.
[Photo Credit: nowfashion.com, vogue.it]