Consider falling right into a toy field after a disco night time excessive on one thing chemical — and out comes Tom Van Der Borght’s males’s put on imaginative and prescient, livestreamed from Mercedes-Benz Vogue Week’s Kraftwerk Berlin on Monday night.
The previous energy plant and techno vacation spot befitted the Belgian designer’s visible mixtape. Increasing on “Seven Methods to Be TVDB”, the gathering that received him final yr’s Première Imaginative and prescient Grand Prize at Hyères Worldwide Pageant of Vogue and Images, Van Der Borght introduced a psychedelic explosion of colours and textures, plentiful with plush textures, crystals, pearls, tinsels and tassels.
A squad in boiler fits and colourful masks within the designer’s likeness helped current 24 exuberant seems to be that blended one-off couture items with a few of his TVDB model’s fundamental streetwear gadgets like tights and caps. Right here was a silver floral-quilted jacquard swimsuit brimming with ruffles; there an enormous tinsel sweater with tassels and wrap-ties.
“It’s about embracing every thing out of the field, but it surely was additionally a problem to include wearable elements”, the designer advised WWD in a name after the efficiency. “It’s an excessive self-portrait and as my first present within the pandemic, it’s a occupation to hope, love and connection that we so desperately want in these instances.”
Whereas Van Der Borght already targeted on small manufacturing and sustainable practices since he began his model in 2013, he mentioned the prize’s mentorship helped clean manufacturing processes, and helped him supply extra revolutionary supplies and sharpen his imaginative and prescient. “It’s an incredible likelihood for younger designers and it’s heartwarming to see that the trade welcomes revolutionary approaches,” he mentioned.