BERNHARD WILLHELM (Thu 2 Oct)
‘Abstract !’ exclaimed my neighbour as the show wrapped up. Yeah! Willhelm’s was the only show I’ve seen this season where none of the looks were variations on each other. There was barely any continuity in fabrics, colors or style. Each silhouette was a totally new universe. While a live band pumped out primal beats, the only apparent theme to the show – apart from the facepaint – was a borrowing from diverse non-western cultures : Pacific island motifs, American Indian style embroideries, Japanese kimono influences… The number of ideas parading down the catwalk was extraordinary, and exciting. It’s clear why Björk chose Willhelm as stylist for her last world tour.