BERNHARD WILLHELM

(Germany)

Bernhard Willhelm studied fashion design at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, during which he assisted Walter van Beirendonck, Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Dirk Bikkembergs.

Wilhellm's clothing has been described as being typified by craftsmanship, eclecticism, and irony. His inspirations range from South German folklore, historical costume to sport and traditional Japanese dress as well as questions of diversity, the human condition, facets of culture and perceptions of reality.