Walter Van Beirendonck Clowns Around for SS25 Collection

WVB welcomes the audience to his own circus.

Fashion
2,974 1 Comments

Leave it to Walter Van Beirendonck to bring fashion and clowns to the runway at Paris Fashion Week. For Spring/Summer 2025, the famed Antwerp Six designer showed off his fun and youthful side, taking showgoers through a roses and carnations filled garden location.

Presented to a playful circus tune throughout the show, the collection contrasts the seriousness of the week, bringing a an uncanny approach to a Paris fashion week show. Models walked out in tiny party hats, eccentric face makeup and even colorful rounded noses to match their outfits. In dramatic bulbous shoes, the collection was filled with polka dots infused onto suits as padding or as a buckle. Over-exaggerated silhouettes come in forms of extreme proportions like mini top hots paired with shrunken jackets or oversized trousers.

In his show notes, Van Beirendonck said, “In today’s world, everything feels endlessly dramatic. Extremes everywhere, extremists getting the last laugh.” His pieces brought a refreshing take to playful tailoring, still making a mark and pursuing ominous messages. Each attendee was given a button with the phrase, “I Have Seen the Future,” which adds to the designer’s notes where he states, “…and you’re in it.”

Read Full Article

What to Read Next

Refined Everyday Elegance Underscores Hermès SS25
Fashion

Refined Everyday Elegance Underscores Hermès SS25

Transitional pieces from morning to evening for casual everyday settings.

Lemaire Leans Into a More Sensual Direction for SS25
Fashion

Lemaire Leans Into a More Sensual Direction for SS25

Channeling various eras of cinematic characters in their voluminous silhouettes.

WOOYOUNGMI SS25 Combines Sporty Prep With the Cowboy Aesthetic
Fashion

WOOYOUNGMI SS25 Combines Sporty Prep With the Cowboy Aesthetic

Inspired by early baseball uniforms and the Western tropes.


AURALEE Takes a Stroll Through the Park for SS25
Fashion

AURALEE Takes a Stroll Through the Park for SS25

The Japanese label recreated a walkable wardrobe complete with a New Balance 475 collaboration.

Wales Bonner SS25 Is a Soulful Tribute to the Artistry of Black British Textiles
Fashion

Wales Bonner SS25 Is a Soulful Tribute to the Artistry of Black British Textiles

Paying tribute to the archive of Althea McNish, a Trinidadian artist and textile designer.

NIGO Steps Out in Unreleased Nike Air Force 3 Low at KENZO SS25
Footwear

NIGO Steps Out in Unreleased Nike Air Force 3 Low at KENZO SS25

The designer was reported to be working on a sneaker with Nike last year.

KENZO Goes on a Parisian Safari for SS25
Fashion

KENZO Goes on a Parisian Safari for SS25

NIGO welcomed hundreds of guests to Jardin Du Palais Royal, continuing to bridge the gap between Paris and Tokyo with an adventurous co-ed line.

Listen to Tinashe's New ‘Match My Freak’ Remix EP
Music

Listen to Tinashe's New ‘Match My Freak’ Remix EP

Collaborators reimagine the singer’s hit single “Nasty.”

Sagan Lockhart Is Coming Out With His Debut Photo Book ‘I Don’t Play’
Art

Sagan Lockhart Is Coming Out With His Debut Photo Book ‘I Don’t Play’

The 220-page book will feature photos captured during the early days of Odd Future.


UNDERCOVER Threw a Soft Rock 'n' Roll Concert for SS25
Fashion

UNDERCOVER Threw a Soft Rock 'n' Roll Concert for SS25

Jun Takahashi presented a 54-look collection grounded in bohemian styling accompanied by an exclusive gig by Glass Beams and an unexpected Champion collaboration.

Feng Chen Wang Grows Older and Wiser for SS25
Fashion 

Feng Chen Wang Grows Older and Wiser for SS25

Presenting an ultra-modern menswear collection complete with colossal rubber shoe covers and a crackled UGG Tasman collaboration.

‘The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom’ Launches for Nintendo Switch This Fall
Gaming

‘The Legend of Zelda: Echoes of Wisdom’ Launches for Nintendo Switch This Fall

Players will control Princess Zelda on the magic-filled mission.

Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin Head to Poland in Comedy Drama ‘A Real Pain’
Entertainment

Jesse Eisenberg and Kieran Culkin Head to Poland in Comedy Drama ‘A Real Pain’

Watch the teaser for the Eisenberg-directed film.

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week
Fashion 

8 Drops You Don't Want to Miss This Week

Featuring Supreme, Palace, Oakley x Satisfy’s collab and more.

More ▾
 
We got you covered. Don’t miss out on the latest news by signing up for our newsletters.

By subscribing, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.