Avant garde fashion designer, Walter Van Beirendonck is one of the most renowned trendsetters of men's fashion. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Walter Van Beirendonck joined the revolutionary Antwerp Six in 1987, a collective of influential fashion designers. By 1999, Beirendonck had coined the nickname, Cultural Ambassador of Flanders.
Van Beirendonck is known for his strong graphics, innovative cuts and unexpected color combinations. Each collection combines his fascination for pop music, comics, science fiction and cultural traditions; incorporating untraditional materials, including synthetic fibers, plastics and rubber.