WUNDERKIND is the wunderchild of German-born artist Wolfgang Joop (1944). If you're unfamiliar with his name, remember the "JOOP!" brand? He was responsible for its creation. In 2004, Joop unveiled WUNDERKIND. The Collection launched with a small FW show in Joop's native Germany. That same year Joop was invited to introduce the collection internationally at the CFDA awards show in NYC. By 2006, Wunderkind was in Paris Fashion Week. And the rest - as they say - is history...
I love the shapes most of all. While my closet consists predominantly of monochromatic garments, I really vibe with WUNDERKIND. The form of each piece and the way it lays on the body is sophisticated and yet the palette of patterns bring a playfulness and fearlessness that I can't help but be inspired by.
WUNDERKIND's FW15 collection seems to have nailed down its styles and silouettes - the belted blazer, the belted half-vest, the trouser, the full skirt, etc. - which is an accomplishment in itself.
Designers and brands today are way over assorted. Too many styles and shapes create too much ambivalence; an over assorted store, or designer's collection not only reeks of fear, it has a muddled artistic argument. Yet, Joop shows us none of that; he's got the confession and the argument nailed down; he's trimmed the "fat" with the precision of a plastic surgeon. His statement pieces show confidence, intelligence, and an anti-commercial vibe. Most of all that sort of "live in the now" message. LOVE
Images from here.