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FASHION
SPECIAL
FEATURED ARTIST

WALTER VAN BIERENDONCK
OUR DAYS
BELGIUM

Max Ernst artworks
Walter Van Beirendonck is a Belgian fashion designer and artist. He is known for his avant-garde and often controversial fashion collections, featuring bold colors, unconventional patterns, and bizarre shapes.
Let's see how Midjourney recognizes Walter Van Beirendonck name in V3 and V4:
by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 3
by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
Van Beirendonck's collections are often avant-garde and non-traditional. He has been praised for his ability to push the boundaries of fashion and challenge traditional notions of what is considered "appropriate" or "attractive" in menswear. He is an influential promoter of inclusivity and diversity in the fashion industry and uses his platform to raise awareness about important social and political issues. Van Beirendonck has also been involved in environmental and animal rights causes and has incorporated these themes into his fashion collections.
And that's how other versions react:
by Walter Van Beirendonck --test
by Walter Van Beirendonck --test --creative
by Walter Van Beirendonck --testp
by Walter Van Beirendonck --testp --creative
Van Beirendonck's style in Midjourney is bold! Generations with his name are daring, unconventional, and without brakes. Here is how the MJ version of Walter Van Beirendonck handles fashion-related prompts (spoiler: magnificently).
Walter Van Beirendonck's design for ecological sustainable all-natural female fashion collection --v 4
alternative history Renaissance fashion by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
firefighter uniform design by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
solarpunk future fashion by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
And this is what happens if you apply Van Beirenbrock's creative intensity to less likely prompts.
deep-water rescue marine craft designed by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
foldable armchair by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
floral composition for dark occasion by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
virtual reality headset by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
Our traditional trial with Image Prompts was very successful: a complete re-envisioning of the initial images without losing their main features (and even their mood in a way).
[ORIGINAL PHOTO]
Francis D.
[IMAGE PROMPT]
by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
[ORIGINAL PAINTING]
Raphael — Self-portrait (c. 1506)
[IMAGE PROMPT]
by Walter Van Beirendonck --v 4
Of course, a fashion designer's style is perfect for combining with other fashion-related artists: other designers, photographers, or illustrators.
Fall-Winter fashion collaboration of Walter Van Beirendonck and Vivienne Westwood --v 4
Walter Van Beirendonck's future fashion collection photographed by Guy Bourdin --v 4
Fashion illustration of Walter Van Beirendonck's new Spring-Summer collection --v 4
Walter Van Beirendonck's future fashion collection photographed by Bert Stern --v 4
Cerith Wyn Evans' and Walter Van Beirendonck's collaborative fashion installation --v 4
Nick Knight's conceptual fashion photoshoot of Walter Van Beirendonck's future fashion collection --v 4
Since it's a Fashion Special, there is more about fashion photography, illustration and sketching in the Featured Genres section below!
Walter Van Beirendonck is the name you probably know if you are into fashion. And if you are into fashion in Midjourney, his style is one of the strongest and most memorable ones.
Bruce Munro's artistic style in Midjourney AI V4
extreme conditions polar exosuit by Walter Van Beirendonck --stylize 50 --v 4
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12 DECADES OF FASHION EVOLUTION

Avant garde fashion is characterized by bold, experimental, and often unconventional design, with a focus on creating innovative, eye-catching pieces
Beatnik fashion is a casual, bohemian aesthetic associated with the counterculture of the beat generation in the 1950s
Biker fashion is inspired by the clothing and accessories worn by motorcycle enthusiasts and often includes leather jackets, boots, and other protective gear
Boho fashion is characterized by flowing, loose-fitting garments, natural fabrics, and a mix of patterns and colors, inspired by the bohemian movement of the 1960s
Cosplay fashion involves dressing up as a character from a movie, TV show, comic book, or video game, often incorporating elaborate costumes and accessories
Cybergoth fashion combines elements of goth, punk, and rave culture, often featuring bold, futuristic designs and a mix of black and neon colors
Dark Academia fashion, inspired by the aesthetic of traditional academia, featuring a preppy, intellectual look with a darker twist
Emo fashion emerged in the 1990s and is associated with the emo subculture, which is characterized by emotional and introspective music and lyrics
Fairy Kei fashion, Japanese fashion style that is inspired by 1980s pop culture and features a colorful, playful aesthetic with a focus on pastel colors and cute, childlike motifs
Glamour fashion is characterized by a focus on luxury, refinement, and sophistication
Gopnik fashion is a subculture in Russia that is associated with a particular style of dress, typically characterized by sportswear, tracksuits, and expensive sneakers
Goth fashion features dark colors, dramatic makeup, and an interest in the macabre
Grunge fashion is characterized by a casual, unkempt look and features elements such as flannel shirts, ripped jeans, and combat boots
Harajuku fashion is known for its colorful, eclectic aesthetic, incorporating a mix of punk, goth, and kawaii elements
Hip Hop fashion is characterized by a streetwear aesthetic and includes elements such as oversized clothing, sports jerseys, and baseball caps
Hippie fashion is characterized by a bohemian, laid-back aesthetic and features natural fabrics, tie-dye, and fringes
K-pop fashion is a style that is associated with the Korean pop music genre and is characterized by colorful, flashy, and often avant-garde outfits
Metalhead fashion is a style that is associated with the metal music genre and subculture and is characterized by a rough, tough, and rebellious aesthetic
Mod fashion is a style that originated in the 1960s and is characterized by a smart, chic, and youthful aesthetic, often featuring tailored suits and short, sharp hairstyles
Normcore fashion is a style that is characterized by a focus on simple, unpretentious, and often mundane clothing, such as plain t-shirts, jeans, and sneakers, it's often assosiated with rejection of fashion trends
Psychobilly fashion is a style that is associated with the psychobilly subculture, which combines elements of punk and rockabilly, it often features tattoos, leather, and denim
Rave fashion is associated with the rave subculture, which emerged in the 1980s and is characterized by electronic dance music and an emphasis on self-expression and hedonism
Rocker fashion is associated with the rock music genre and subculture and is characterized by a rebellious, edgy aesthetic
Scene fashion is associated with the scene subculture, which emerged in the 2000s and is characterized by an emphasis on self-expression through music, fashion, and other forms of art. It is often colorful, eclectic, and androgynous
Skinhead fashion is associated with the skinhead subculture, which emerged in the 1960s in the United Kingdom and is characterized by a tough, working-class image. It includes shaved heads, Dr. Martens boots, and bomber jackets
Vaporwave fashion is associated with the vaporwave music genre and subculture and is characterized by a retro, futuristic, and often ironic aesthetic
Vintage fashion incorporates clothing and accessories from past eras, often including items that are at least 20 years old

FASHION DECADES

1910s fashion is described as shift towards simpler, more practical clothing, with a strong emphasis on tailored suits and dresses
1920s fashion was marked by a return to more feminine, curvaceous shapes, with a focus on dresses and gowns that featured dropped waists, fringed hems, and bold prints
1930s fashion saw a continuation of the sleek, streamlined shapes that had been popular in the 1920s, with a focus on elegant, tailored suits and dresses
1940s fashion was characterized by utilitarian, military-inspired fashion, with a focus on practical, comfortable clothing that could be easily worn during wartime
1950s fashion saw the emergence of a more youthful, rebellious spirit in fashion, with a focus on full skirts, cinched waists, and voluminous skirts
1960s fashion was marked by a radical shift in fashion, with a focus on youthful, expressive, and often unconventional styles. Women's fashion featured miniskirts, bold patterns and colors
1970s fashion was marked by a return to more natural, relaxed styles, with a focus on casual, comfortable clothing made from natural fibers. Women's fashion featured bell-bottoms, maxi dresses, and halter tops
1980s fashion was characterized by a bold, flashy, and often over-the-top aesthetic, with a focus on bright colors, bold patterns, and exaggerated shapes
1990s fashion saw a return to more casual, relaxed styles, with a focus on grunge and hip-hop influenced fashion. Women's fashion featured baggy jeans, flannel shirts, and crop tops
2000s fashion was marked by continuation of the relaxed, casual styles that had been popular in the 1990s, with a focus on comfortable, easy-to-wear clothing made from natural fibers
2010s fashion saw the emergence of a more diverse and eclectic range of fashion styles, with a focus on blending traditional and modern elements in creative ways
2020s fashion has been marked by a focus on sustainability and diversity, with a strong emphasis on using environmentally-friendly materials and supporting emerging designers from underrepresented communities
* All samples are shown in V4. V3 references are available in the relevant library sections.
FEATURED GENRES

FASHION PHOTOGRAPHY
+ILLUSTRATION
+SKETCH

Today we'll look at not one, but three techniques used by different artists to visualize fashion concepts: photography, illustration and sketching. Here are some examples and prompt strategies.
Midjourney AI style reference sample: blueprint
conceptual fashion photography --ar 3:2 --v 4
Fashion photography genre exists for more than a century. We all got used to the thousands of images surrounding us daily, and the words Fashion photoshoot are pretty self-explanatory to almost anybody who lives in 2020s.

As for the illustration and sketching—they mainly differ by the time spent on the drawing, and, sometimes, by the end goal.
Fashion photography --v 4
Fashion illustration --v 4
Fashion sketch --v 4
Let's play around with various prompt strategies to see, how these genres behave in different situations and in combination with other styles.
Junya Watanabe's haute couture collection. Fashion sketch --v 4
haute couture fashion photoshoot --v 4
Hajime Isayama's fashion illustration of Avant garde dress --v 4
Vivienne Westwood's Fall-Winter collection. Fashion photography by Peter Lindbergh --v 4
Rick Owens’ futuristic urban ninja. Quick fashion sketch --v 4
Yeezy fashion collection for forest explorers. Fashion illustration by Rafael Albuquerque --v 4
Chris Bachalo's fashion illustration for Iris Van Herpen's high fashion dress --v 4
fashion film by Roger Deakins about Guo Pei's innovative fashion collection --v 4
Toshio Saeki's fashion illustration about goth fashion collection --v 4
Tim Walker's fashion photoshoot with ecology and haute couture as main theme --v 4
Constructivist fashion illustration of Walter Van Beirendonck's future dress --v 4
futuristic Mod fashion male costume. Fashion photography by Anders Petersen --v 4
That's it for this week! I hope you enjoyed our Special. Have anything to add? Want to share your thoughts, or ideas? Send me a note via the form below.
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— Andrei
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Walter Van Beirendonck's haute couture costume. Fashion sketches by Kim Jung Gi --v 4
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