WEINSANTO - rtw aw23/24

After showcasing for 5 seasons in Dubai as part of the collaboration between the Arab Fashion Council and the Federation de La Haute Couture et de la Mode, the French designer, Victor Weinsanto, has become one of the DFW members part of the designers committee. His collection exhibited surrealism of his proportions in every design. Mega cape, massive halo hat, deconstructed trench coats, bugle beads, chains, plastic shards, and metal blotches communicated a sense of fantasy in all the pieces created. The designer also gave us aged denim parkas, blotchy abstract print stretch cocktails and sassy corsets made of velour.


Presented by La Fédération de la Haute Couture et de la Mode, Victor Weinsanto, a former ballet student who cut his teeth at Jean Paul Gaultier, amped up the couture fall winter season here with an edgy injection of streetwear meets punk. Asymmetrical lacing, studs, nets, and chains characterized the designer’s Dubai debut that culminated in an all-black, red carpet look and a theatrical white headpiece reminiscent of the punk rock music scene.


This Fashion Week 2022 is set to be stellar. The talent is phenomenal and speaking of a phenom; we have Victor Weinsanto. This 26-year-old fashion sensation has already made rave reviews in the industry. Heavy fashion legends, such as Jean-Paul Gaultier, have high regard for him. He attended Victor Weinsanto’s inaugural fashion presentation in March of 2020. His energetic vibe and fresh designs have all but wowed the hungry and eager fashion-savvy individuals of today. 

His Fall/Winter 2022 collection is simply magnificent. Let’s begin with the corset two-piece. Faces transformed into hypnotic patterns were printed all over the set and in gorgeous arrays of purple hues. The same print was also on jumpsuits and various blouses in the collection. The cohesiveness of the collection is impressive. Everything was consistent with Victor’s theme. The black dresses are ‘sheer’ fantasy; literally. The transparent fabric was nicely contrasted with plush layered black shaggy fabric. Fuchsia pink is a popular color for the season. Victor’s creative overlapping gown with haphazardly buttoned details is very futuristic and bold. The quilted fabric theme was also present in this collection; transformed into pants, and outerwear. The sphere-like bag accessories gave each item it was style with a dazzling effect.  

The denim pieces with the sewn-in chaps are also creative. Standout looks include the oversized black strategically bunched jacket and the Shaggy textured fabric with voluminous effect. Victor Weinsanto’s Fall/Winter collection is diverse in style and high-end.