Avante-garde fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck is asking you to reexamine privacy and explore what happens behind closed doors with his new exhibition opening this month at Dallas Contemporary. The Spring 2013 collection illustrates these themes with the use of freemasonry elements in the subtle use of design elements and period pieces curated by Peter Doroshenko, Dallas Contemporary’s Director.
“Walter Van Beirendonck is one of the most important fashion designers in Europe,” Doroshenko said. “Being the first designer to work with artists on product collaborations since the mid-1980s and producing the most talked about collections year after year, it makes sense to highlight his work in Dallas. Van Beirendonck’s performances and installments are never about the everyday–they are pure theater.”
The collection features one-of-a kind pieces on a series of motorized pedestals allowing guests to view the garments from all angles. Van Beirendonck is one of the revolutionary Antwerp Six, a collection of influential fashion designers like Dirk Van Saene, Dries van Noten, Ann Demeulemeester, Marina Yee and Dirk Bikkembergs–whose work has been featured in Vogue, V, Harper’s Bazaar and Esquire across the world. So, you may want to take this opportunity to view this exhibition in person.
The exhibition at Dallas Contemporary runs April 12 to August 19, no charge for admission.