The most accessible brand from a whimsical Dutch designer Wolfgang Joop. Wunderkind showed its Autumn 09 collection in Paris this season. Wunderkind clothes are built slightly oversize for a larger-than-life effect. Flirty colours like carnation red and robin’s-egg blue are standards for Joop, who builds fun silhouettes like billowy skirts and low-slung cargo pants for his women. Slightly conceptual and especially popular in Australia and Germany.
Wolfgang Joop’s Autumn Wundurkind collection was inspired by Suprematism, the early-twentieth-century Russian abstract art movement founded by Kazimir Malevich, as well as by the work of contemporary German artist Gregor Törzs. I love the fact that he is taking a risk with mixing print on print. The result is whimsical and fun. The coats and jackets are beautiful filled with complicated construction details.