SHOES THAT ARE WEARABLE JEWELRY
THICK-SOLED CLEAR SOLES MADE OF TRANSPARENT SPHERES REMINISCENT OF JEWELRY DRAW THE WEARER'S AND VIEWER'S ATTENTION TO WEARER'S FEET.
EACH SPHERE IS DESIGNED TO MOVE SOFTLY WITH THE MOVEMENT OF YOUR FOOT, GIVING YOU A UNIQUE WALKING AND GRIPPING EXPERIENCE. IN ADDITION, THE FLEXIBILITY OF THE MATERIAL IS CONTROLLED TO PROVIDE OPTIMAL CUSHIONING WHEN WORN, CREATING A FLUFFY, FLOATING SENSATION THAT YOU CAN'T FEEL WHEN YOU TOUCH THEM WITH YOUR HANDS.
THE UPPER FEATURES A nude KNITTED SOCK WITH pink DOTS AND HAIRY STRIPE.
THE HEIGHT OF THE HEEL IS ABOUT 5 CM FOR ALL SIZES, AND WHILE THE HEEL IS VOLUMINOUS, IT IS TRANSPARENT TO REDUCE THE APPEARANCE OF WEIGHT.
BORN IN ULM, SOUTHERN GERMANY, RECEIVED HIS DIPLOMA IN FASHION DESIGN WITH HONORS IN JULY 1998 AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN ANTWERP. DURING HIS STUDIES HE ASSISTED WALTER VAN BEIRENDONCK, ALEXANDER MC QUEEN, VIVIENNE WESTWOOD AND DIRK BIKKEMBERGS. STRAIGHT AFTER LEAVING COLLEGE HE FOUNDED A COMPANY TOGETHER WITH JUTTA KRAUS TO LAUNCH HIS FIRST WOMEN’S COLLECTION WHICH WAS SHOWN AT PARIS FASHION WEEK IN MARCH 1999.
BERNHARD WILLHELM (B. 1972, ULM, GERMANY) AND JUTTA KRAUS (B. 1972) STUDIED FASHION AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF FINE ARTS IN ANTWERP AND THE UNIVERSITY OF WESTMINSTER IN LONDON, RESPECTIVELY, BEFORE LAUNCHING THE BERNHARD WILLHELM LABEL IN 1999. SINCE THEIR FIRST PRESENTATION OF WOMEN’S WEAR IN PARIS, THEY HAVE BROUGHT A HIGHLY PERSONAL, IDIOSYNCRATIC STYLE TO THE ARENA OF FASHION, WITH WORK TYPIFIED BY CRAFTSMANSHIP, ECLECTICISM, AND IRONY, AND SEASONAL COLLECTIONS PRESENTED IN THE FORMS OF INSTALLATION AND TABLEAUX VIVANT. WILLHELM’S CAREER HAS BEEN MARKED BY COLLABORATION WITH ARTISTS SUCH AS BJÖRK, OLAF BREUNING, AND CARSTEN FOCK, AND AWARDS INCLUDING THE MOËT & CHANDON FASHION PRIZE (2001) AND ANDAM FROM THE FRENCH MINISTER OF CULTURE (2005). HIS WORK HAS BEEN PRESENTED AT THE ATHENS BIENNALE; THE URSULA BLICKLE FOUNDATION, STUTTGART; AND IN RETROSPECTIVES AT MODEMUSEUM, ANTWERP (2007-08); GRONINGER MUSEUM, NETHERLANDS (2009-10) AND MUSEUM OF CONTEMPORARY ART IN LOS ANGELES (2015). WILHELM WAS ALSO PROFESSOR AND HEAD OF THE FASHION DEPARTMENT AT THE ROYAL ACADEMY OF APPLIED ARTS IN VIENNA BETWEEN 2009 AND 2014.
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