Dream the World Awake
Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream the World Awake is the first major international event to be presented at RMIT Design Hub.
In the autumn of 2011, the Antwerp Fashion Museum presented the inaugural retrospective exhibition of the work of the Antwerp designer Walter Van Beirendonck. This compelling presentation now travels to Australia courtesy of the philanthropic leadership of Naomi Milgrom AO – an Australian business leader, philanthropist and passionate supporter of leading design, architecture, arts and scientific initiatives.
Over the last three decades, Van Beirendonck has built up an impressive international career. He can be seen as a maverick of Antwerp fashion and is primarily known for his colourful collections, spectacular Paris fashion shows in the 1990s, his innovative W.&L.T. label and the wide range of images of the body that he has brought to the catwalks. His work combines diverse sources of inspiration, ranging from technology, fine art and pop culture to ethnographic sources.
Key supporters: RMIT University, Mode Museum Antwerp, Naomi Milgrom AO
Thanks to: Sofitel, Virgin Australia, TarraWarre Estate, Dean World Cargo, Gibson Freight
Disclaimer: Walter Van Beirendonck: Dream The World Awake contains some ethnographic objects and reference materials with themes of an adult nature and sexual references that may cause offence or be considered inappropriate for children. Parental guidance of children is required at all times.
RMIT DESIGN HUB PROJECT ROOM 1, 2 & 3 (ENTRY VIA THE VICTORIA STREET FORECOURT), DESIGN HUB, corner Swanston and Victoria Streets, Carlton
Tuesday to Friday: 11am - 6pm, Saturday: 12pm – 5pm