To all Bernhard Willhelm fans:
there’s a 10 year retrospective of the designer’s work on at the Groninger Museum in The Netherlands.
In the course of these ten years, Willhelm and Kraus have realized more than 30 collections. The exhibition will offer an extensive selection from these, with both men’s and women’s wear. Willhelm and Kraus’s unconventional fashion is characterized by an outspoken visual language in which they give expression to the grotesque, the childish and the fantastic, which they transform and combine in an unparalleled way with elements from pop culture and haute couture.
The outfits are presented in an associative and intuitive way, in exceptional tableaux that highlight and contextualize the background and inspiration of the designers. The fashion designers invited Zana Bosnjak, a scenographer who lives in Berlin, to take charge of the art direction of this exhibition.
Bernhard Willhelm & Jutta Kraus
Groninger Museum (Netherlands)
13 December 2009 – 11 April 2010
Pictures courtesy of J. Moscatelli
link to the museum: http://www.groningermuseum.nl