The Belgian designer, as supporting artist of Mons 2015, invites you to explore his creative process. Inspired by his 2014 collection sharing the same name, the exhibition evokes the exuberant life of the grand hotels of the Riviera Maya in Mexico and echoes a euphoric world of transgression and freedom.
Here is what he told the newspaper Le Soir in 2013:
"It has never been my style to be moulded. Since my early days, for example, I have hunted around for shoes that I have then customised. Make do and manage. I have also always worked with craftspeople specialising in areas which have nothing to do with fashion. When I made my French fries shoes for the Hyères festival, I worked with a craftsman who makes plexiglass lecterns for churches. When I made the shoes for my latest collection, inspired by motocross, I went to find someone who makes clogs in Alsace. There, for my next collection, I am developing shoes for which I am dealing with an adhesives expert who works for outfits such as NASA (...) I know it’s slightly schizoid, but everyone can identify with it. What’s more extravagant is the way that I present my collections. But I’ve made some very simple, very nice black trousers. Next to them, I also have some very graphic sweaters. I dress all ages, really. And the sizes range from 34 to 46 because when I create, I keep the joie de vivre in my mind. And there is no age or size limit to be happy with your life."
Une coproduction avec la Galerie des Galeries, Galeries Lafayette, Paris.