NEW YORK, Jan 30, 2012 / FW/ — Berlin-based designer Nait Rosenfelder collaborated with local artist Olaf Kuhnemann to conceive one of the main fabrics featured in Eva & Bernard’s F/W 2012 collection.
Kuhnemann created a large scale painting of a woodland scene and then reworked it into a fading digital field of pixels printed on silk satin blouses, shirt dresses and trousers. This marks the first time Eva & Bernard has used a print in their designs.
There is an abundance of rich fabrics used for Eva & Bernard F/W 2012 including perforated virgin wool, laser-cut leather, mohair and alpaca blends, silks, cottons and fine techno-fabrics.
Boucle skirts and jackets are mixed with leather and silk offering a variety of textures in one outfit. Boiled wool vests are trimmed with leather accents on the neck and shoulders. Standard “sweatpants” become high-end pieces when made from soft wool with cotton panels.
The second season of accessories from Eva & Bernard includes perforated scarves and laser-cut leather bags.
Since its launch in 2009, Eva & Bernard has been carried in stores throughout Germany and Italy. They were recently named “Ones to Watch” by WWD in correlation with Berlin Fashion Week 2011.
The current Eva & Bernard collection is available at the Satine boutique in LA and Satine.com. It retails from $300 to $1,000 and is produced in Italy.