AW06 “Stop Terrorizing Our World” Bone Knit Sweater
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AW06 “Stop Terrorizing Our World” Bone Knit Sweater

Walter Van Beirendonck


Walter Van Beirendonck FW06 “Stop Terrorizing Our World” Miss Amazon Bones Knit Sweater. FW06 marked WVB’s protocollection for politically and socially charged motifs(outside of his “Gender?” collection of 2000) abundantly present in collections today. Models walked along the catwalk in dim suits with slogans sporadically plastered among their clothing. At the half-way point of the show, models reversed their outfits, removed tops and changed their make up to behold elaborate displays of deeper issues which walter describes here:

I created characters on the backs of the models. In my view, they represent the protagonists that are important in our contemporary world. The Exterminator, for example, with all the diseases around the world, such as AIDS, overpopulation, fevers, and so on. Mr. Greedy stood for America and the fast food industry, Presidents Bush and Reagan, fighting and war. We had Miss Amazon, who was partly a beautiful woman (we used Madonna as the symbol) and partly a decomposing body, with exposed bones that nonetheless still wear designer jewellery. The Rainbow Man was me: I still believe in rainbows

This knit sweater was hidden under and then revealed later for the decomposing beacon of beauty named “Miss Amazon”. Knit represents a skeletal caricature of the upper chest. Sits on the waist, and fitted with ribbing only on the arms rendering the chest to fit like a tee.

7.5/10 condition. Multiple mild stains seen here. In front chest and back of arm.

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Weight 15 oz