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Bernhard Willhelm Designer- Stylert.com
Bernhard Willhelm is one of the most ingenious designers in the new creative fashion scene. Inspired by German folklore to the American flag, Michael Jackson, historical costumes, toys and computer games seems as obvious focus on the 90s.
By: gaby schmid
The recognizable style of Bernhard Willhelm is a rapid rise in the fashion world and he broke almost every rule you can break in the fashion world. 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.
He was born in Ulm, South Germany, in 1972. His family moved to Belgium and he studied at the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp. He graduated in Fashion Design in July 1998.
He interned with designer Walter van Beirendonck and also worked for some time with Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood and Dirk Bikkembergs.
He was always was very passionate about designing fashion and launched his own label immediately on leaving college. His first collection of ready-to-wear womenswear was shown during Paris Fashion Week of Bernhard Willhelm, Paris March 2009. Photo by Thomas Barnes. Bernhard Willhelm studied at the Helm Royal Academy for Visual Arts in Antwerp while Jutta Kraus got her degree from the University of Westminster, London. In 1999 they started together under one name – Bernhard Willhelm.
Around Christmas 2005, Phoebe Philo announced her resignation from the house of Chloe, as she wanted to spend more time in London with her family. In her place Bernhard Wilhelm will be womenswear designer.
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