WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK
Autumn/Winter 2011-12

This avant-garde thread and needle designer was born in 1957 in Brecht (a small suburb now part of Antwerp, Belgium). He studied at the Royal Academy of Antwerp’s fashion department from 1977. He completed 4 years, enough time for him to put into action his profound and original design quest for ethnically inspired artwear based on aggressive graphism and flamboyant colours. He collaborated with his fellow classmates: Margiela, Demeulemeester, Bikkembergs, Van Saene, Van Noten and Marina Yee, to create what would be known as the famous Group of the Six. He launched his first collection « Sado » in 1983 and secured various collaborations. With his menswear collection of Spring-Summer 2006, WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK has made his big comeback in Paris with creativity, panache and modernity.

JENNY POSTLE
Autumn/Winter 2011-12

Jenny Postle is a 23 year-old British knitwear designer. She completed her design education at Central Saint Martins, showing her A/W 11-12 collection at London Fashion Week. Jenny draws upon an eclectic range of influences to create an innovative approach to knitwear that embraces color, texture and pattern. Handmade on a domestic knitting machine, she uses a variety of original and skillful techniques to push the boundaries of knitwear. A labour of love; each piece is the result of careful consideration and an extraordinary attention to detail.