Bernhard Willhelm AW 08/09 Women

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Picked up this insane lookbook last year at Creatures of Comfort [and by insane that refers to the cover page photography, styling, and clothing alike]. With collections as ingenious as this, how could anyone ever be unimpressed with the German-born Bernhard Willhelm? He brings us dresses, coats, sweaters, and skirts with extreme volume and layering that manage to flatter with the addition of lines having obviously been lovingly placed with a woman’s body in mind. Bernhard Willhelm’s name is synonymous with the words quirky, adventurous, vibrant, and playful but what makes him so brilliant in his somewhat off-the-wall design aesthetic is the fact that every piece is still very much chic and wearable. It comes as no surprise that this now-Paris-local received the ANDAM Grand Prize as the most promising talent of the new creative scene.

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Willhelm’s horizontal and vertical striped stockings are easily on par with the Prada Fall 2007 two-tone footless socks or any Eley Kishimoto hosiery for that matter.

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The Ryzl angora/wool hooded dress in both the gray and red colorways [see 33 and 36] would be a breathtaking staple for any female’s Autumn/Winter wardrobe.

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