Bernhard Willhelm and absurdity

Bernhard Willhelm (1972), fashion designer. Bernhard Willhelm and Björk. She bought stuff from his graduate collection in 1998. He designed the extraordinary thing she’s wearing on the sleeve of Volta. And their reputations have both just been sanctioned by major museum exhibitions, Björk’s at MoMA in New York, Willhelm’s at MOCA in L.A. If there’s…

Gareth Pugh and volumes

Gareth Pugh (1981), fashion designer. Pugh began working as a costume designer for the National Youth Theatre. He started his fashion education at City of Sunderland College and inished his degree in Fashion Design at Central Saint Martins in 2003. He interned with Rick Owens in Paris. Pugh’s trademark is his experimentation with form and…

Iris van Herpen and the printer

Iris van Herpen (1984), fashion designer. Iris van Herpen stands for a reciprocity between craftsmanship and innovation in technique and materials. She creates a modern view on Haute  Couture that combines fine handwork techniques with digital technology. Van Herpen forces fashion to the extreme contradiction between beauty and regeneration. It is her unique way to reevaluate…