Bernhard Willhelm: Forget commercial; German designer Bernhard Willhelm’s presentation was downright comical. In a selection of installations, models sprouted out of cardboard boxes dressed in deconstructed knitwear in one corner or were molded into walls sporting colorful jackets and diaper-like shorts. Sound kooky? Well, it was.
Cher Michel Klein: Michel Klein is seldom one to disappoint his faithful Parisienne clientele, and he presented an elegant, wearable collection for his high-end Cher line for fall. A black wool coat was accented with an integrated caramel cashmere scarf, while fitted tuxedo jackets were a mannish, yet sexy, antidote to the collection’s feminine focus.
Nicolas Andreas Taralis: Taralis’ gal is a lady at heart, even though she masquerades as a rock chick. Baby soft, worn-leather patchwork spencers; feminine blouses fluttering open at the back, and sweeping tweed capes lent a sophisticated air to the collection, eclipsing the designer’s street-chic staples that looked a little déja vu.
Lutz: Lutz Huelle sent out a playful, lingerie-inspired collection featuring coats and lacy looks accessorized with kooky trompe l’oeil stockings. Key pieces included granny knits and asymmetric dresses paneled with vintage lace, as well as cute cropped trenches and tweed coats dotted with lines of pearl buttons.