Art often inspires fashion and in the case of Raimund Berthold’s autumn/winter 2015 collection, the influence of conceptual Mexican artist Abraham Cruzvillegas is immediately evident.
Coats and jackets which nod to army desert overcoats and industrial vintage uniforms, show off Berthold’s grasp of form, volume and silhouette and if you’re a girl with a penchant for stealing your boyfriend’s jumpers, this is the label for you. The collection has the most deliciously soft warm knitwear marking the label’s second collaboration with Royal Warrant holders Corgi. Italian yarn, blended with the softest Geelong wool, cotton, nylon and lustrous doeskin all combine to make heavy duty outerwear that will definitely keep out the winter chill.
While Berthold plays with the ideas of constructing garments from scratch and by hand with his use of engineered suede, the pieces also scream of tactile textures with the season’s print, which is a digital reproduction of leather texture.