by Hywel Davies .

Bernhard Willhelm

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In complete contrast with last season's 'Men in Tights' collection, this time around Willhelm looked to historical costume and specifically Elizabethan England for inspiration. Doublets, jerkens and knitted stockings all referenced the square silhouette that defined the era. But did Willhelm modernise the concept? Apart from the addition of pockets in jester shorts, not really. This really was a blatant historical romp that paid little attention to contemporary fashion. Refreshingly independent though, the collection did nod to prevalent ideas of volume and the current skirt issue, that wont seem to go away. Above all Willhelm's collections are presented with humour, as the finale confirmed, pairs of male models link hands in a procession, as if about to enter into a marriage ceremony.