Nominated by: Marita Lashko, independent designer
Item: Walter Van Beirendonck
Design: Paul Boudens and Walter Van Beirendonck
Photography: Jean-Baptiste Mondino, Juergen Teller, Ronald Stoops, Patrick Robyn, Carel Fonteyne, Phil Inkelberghe, Chris RÃ¼gge, FrÃ©dÃ©rique Dumoulin and Han Lans
Editor: Cornelia Lauf
Publisher: Imschoot, uitgevers
Country of origin: Belgium
Marita Lashko thinks this book is ‘great fun and a visually stimulating interpretation of Walter Van Beirendonck’s world of memories, pictures, ideas and slogans. It intelligently combines all the tricks of the trade… die-cutting, different paper stocks, embossing and the like, to tell the story and to create a book to keep and refer to and be envious of the budget.’ Walter Van Beirendonck is the Belgian fashion designer behind the W< label. His designs are often coupled with glaring typography and colourful illustrations, taken from comics and science fiction, and are midway between designer clothing and streetwear.