Electric colours and rage at Walter Van Beirendonck PFW SS23 – text by Leticia Dare


Dear Shaded Viewers,


“To paint the world in electric colours and rage”- a perfect way to express the chaos at Walter Van Beirendonck’s SS23 show today. Held at Théâtre de la madeleine the show was an explosion of enlarged shapes, textures and colours at war. It was playfully pop with dark undertones of a clear message to be anything but normal. Sleeves played a key role by the way each look had exaggerated shoulders, half moons, wings and capes protruding out. It felt as if each look was a super hero of sorts, ready to fight greed and promote peace in the maddening world. The leather looks were a stand out in gold as well as a full black oversized leather boiler suit.




Leticia Dare

Leticia Dare is the Fashion Director for ASVOF.