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When designer Peter Bertsch took home the 1,2,3 prize at Hyeres, we were intitially struck by the sculptural beauty and absurdity of his his "Half Pl
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When designer Peter Bertsch took home the 1,2,3 prize at Hyeres, we were intitially struck by the sculptural beauty and absurdity of his his "Half Pl
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When designer Peter Bertsch took home the 1,2,3 prize at Hyeres, we were intitially struck by the sculptural beauty and absurdity of his his "Half Plant/Half Human" collection. With dresses that recalled the ambigious sexuality of Georgia O'Keefe's flower paintings, Bertsch revealed his talent for playing with the physical boundaries of the body and the sensual pleasures of fabrics. Still - it didn't occur to us that Bertsch might design something we might actually want to wear until we looked further into his collection and found the beautiful diaphonous, Midsummer Night's Dream-inspired dresses that look perfect for running through the forest in the middle of the night and for more ordinary activities. We also love what we read about Bertsch in this month's Paper -- apparently: "Christian Lacroix, who was the president of the jury at Hyeres this year told [Paper's Diane Pernet] a funny story about the the jury deliberation over whether Peter Bertsch should be awarded a prize -- some of the jury members thought that he was too handsome and that his collection was too perfect!" --ALISON COOL