phrases Alexa Wang
Now we have a tender spot and nice respect for Walter van Beirendonck right here at Flux. He’s simply an inspiring determine. I used to be filled with self doubt and feeling annoyed the day the discharge about his newest assortment plopped into by inbox. This lifted my temper proper up. It appears Walter has been impressed by the seek for the fabled metropolis of DAWLEETOO. After all we by no means acquired to see town.
British explorer Alfred Isaac Middleton, who disappeared trying to find town, has gone down in folklore as an exalted however doomed hero. He reached for the skies and was by no means heard of once more. The tales in regards to the misplaced metropolis although and the hunt to search out it proceed. These have been numerous individuals over time who’ve tried by means of artwork to convey it to life. Now it’s Walter’s flip. In his personal phrases:
I like to analysis. That’s how I all the time begin. Diving into recollections, discoveries, historical past, artwork — new & outdated. My assortment books full of drawings and collages changing into visualisations of what’s occurring inside my mind.
Embracing contemporary applied sciences has by no means been one thing I shied away from. However let me inform you: researching within the period of accelerated A.I. is trippy in some ways. This time, I stumbled upon extremely intriguing pictures of DAWLEETOO. Was it a misplaced metropolis? Or a faux place?
I’m not ashamed to confess: when the primary simulated visuals popped into my feed, telling fact from fiction wasn’t simple. I wasn’t the one one tricked, certainly! WHAT WAS REAL AND WHAT WAS SURREAL? In a means I discovered it stunning. However I’m additionally curious. FASCINATED! The place are the machines taking us? The world round us is reworking at breakneck velocity and it appears like we’re getting used as crash take a look at dummies.
I CREATED AN ALIEN ALPHABET. Considering of latest pictorial characters that might be used on this blended actuality that we are actually occupying.
This assortment performs with exhausting supplies for canopy. Delicate and susceptible (one-)items beneath. Voluminous versus close-to-the-bone. Safety versus transparency. Monochromatic / Bi-coloured. Purple/White – Black/Yellow.
WARNING! PAY ATTENTION. We’re new world explorers and guinea pigs. Surrounded by hyper-myths, immediately’s fairy tales. COSMIC OUTSIDERS UNITE. Dream large however hold defending our humanity.
WELCOME TO DAWLEETOO. XXX WALTER SPRING-SUMMER 2024
Make-Up—Jenneke Croubels & crew
Hair—Charlie Le Mindu & crew
Eyewear—KOMONO X Walter Van Beirendonck
Graphic Design—Paul Boudens
Present Manufacturing—Mark Vandebroeck
Due to the Improbable W-team: Clara, Dorrith, Eiko, Ezio, Juan Pablo, Marlous, Susan, Wassim
Thank You to all of the Dressers from Paris American Academy All Fashions by way of Tomorrow Is One other Day
Very Particular Thank You to Dirk Van Saene