WHEN FASHION SHOWS THE DANGER THEN FASHION IS THE DANGER: Bernhard Willhelm & Jutta Kraus. 3000.


Bernhard Willhelm 3000: Work in Progress #1, Geoffrey Lillemon, 2014; silicone, hair, mixed media; courtesy of Bernhard Willhelm Studio

Exhibition, MOCA Los Angeles, USA 7 February – 17 May.
Since 1999, when he premiered his first collection of clothes in Paris, Bernhard Willhelm has been “moving in-between chaos and diversity”. He and his team, headed by long-term collaborator Jutta Kraus, recently decamped from their Paris atelier and relocated to Los Angeles. This site-specific work at MOCA's PDC gallery functions as a sculptural installation with a fashion sensibility; it includes video, photography, and displays of ephemera and objects curated by Willhelm. Described by the designer as a meditation on the future of commerce and a “thinking-forward exhibition”, he sees this installation as his response to the uniformity of fashion in the 21st century and a forecast of the fashion experience in the 22nd century.