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2005

BERNARD WILLHELM

Instead of the traditional runway show finale of the entire cast of models reappearing in single file, Bernhard Willhelm releases a horde of little children bouncing on hopping balls. The final scene of his winter 2005 show says a lot about this German designer, a graduate of the Royal Academy of Antwerp who is now based in Paris. Bernhard Willhelm loves to rub the fashion world the wrong way. After a few internships with Vivienne Westwood, Walter Van Beirendonck and Alexander McQueen, he took off on his own in 1999 when he was barely out of school.