Walter van Beirendonck and IKEA collaborate

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It has been announced that wacky Belgian fashion designer Walter Van Beirendonck is collaborating with budget Swedish furniture store IKEA.

Based on the concept Wondermooi (the Flemish word for “beautiful”), Van Beirendonck will design five textile prints to adorn a whole interior design collection, which is to be released in June 2016.

The Antwerp Six designer described his concept for the collection; “I came up with a story about characters living in the clouds, and the sun and the moon which were very sad because there’s so much going wrong in the world. They’re crying and big tears are falling down and clouds get big holes. The cloud people really start to panic, ‘What’s going on? Our clouds are broken!’”

“And that story, in fact, became a story with different characters and also by the end, different patterns. Every character had a very specific pattern and specific look; I used this to create different ranges of prints and fabrics.”

Van Beirendonck’s collection for the furniture giant is highly anticipated, surrounding his reputation as one of fashion’s most wild and outrageous designers.

IKEA’s head designer Marcus Engman told Retail Detail, “We were really looking forward to a collaboration with Walter as his way of using materials and graphic patterns is fascinating to see. The same goes for the stories his fashion collections tell about life itself.”

To find out more, watch the video below featuring the designer describing his collection.

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Written by Katherine Beckwith

Katherine is a History of Art student with a keen interest in the history of fashion. Having a previous artistic education, Katherine also has a watchful eye for the emerging trends in modern fashion.

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