Raimund Berthold
/Fashion Designer

Raimund Berthold is am Australian fashion designer living and working in London.

Raimund Berthold is am Australian fashion designer living and working in London.

Contemporary art and fashion have long evolved side-by-side – both are aesthetic mediums, not to mention big businesses

Many of the artists I meet are very clued up when it comes to fashion. We’re all operating in the same circles and we’re drawn together without even forcing it, which is great, as I think it’s important that any union of art and fashion is unforced. I’m really into the works of Jordan Wolfson, Helen Marten, Magali Reus and Nicolas Deshayes at the moment. I recently showed Jessie Flood-Paddock’s work in a fashion environment. I like that art is not seasonal or disposable like fashion can be.

Times have changed since I first started designing menswear – and that’s not even that long ago! It’s now so varied and there is a greater crossover between street and luxury fashion. I have always found men easier to design for, probably because I am one.  I feel that right now is a super exciting time to make men’s clothes because we can be experimental without the fear of thinking, “who will wear this?”

Austrian born Raimund Berthold graduated from Central Saint Martin’s in 2005 with an all-white menswear collection that has gone on to define his precise aesthetic. After working for some of the world’s leading brands, BERTHOLD established his eponymous line in 2009 with a five-piece collection of lightweight outerwear which transformed from bags into coats.