Hans-Joachim, Gisa Sander
The most accessible brand from kooky Dutch designer Wolfgang Joop, Wunderkind made its official debut at New York Fashion Week in the fall of 2004.
Slightly conceptual and especially popular in Australia and Germany, Wunderkind matches quirky labels like Sass & Bide and Nanette Lepore in its desire to make fashion both wearable and fantastical. Recent expansion efforts have also seen the launch of an accessory and eyewear line, the opening of two additional stores in Germany in 2008, and the completion of the first international flagship in London’s Mayfair district on 15 Mount Street in November 2008.
Wunderkind launched its first men’s ear collection during Paris Fashion Week in June 2009
A sexy, sassy line that seems to shimmy even on the hanger, Wunderkind clothes are built slightly oversize for a larger-than-life effect. Flirty colors 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.
Elle Macpherson, Renée Zellweger