A Formal Affair–Walter Van Beirendonck channeled his creative energies into a collection this season, fit for a grand night out. Marvelously wearable for a change, the season took on the form of relaxed jackets, trousers and suiting shorts. The jackets were furnished in plaid and stripes, resonating with a timeless quality. You know, that jacket that is destined to be part of your wardrobe for the next decade. On the same note, pants were constructed with a lounge-worthy vibe that boasted a chic confidence. Not to play it too safe, the accessories this season included long graphic gloves and socks. Deconstructing formalities, Van Beirendonck ended his show with a plunging square-cut tuxedo shirt joined by one in a lengthened sheer variety.