Erich Biehle (b. 1941, Lucerne) began his career with the Abraham silk company for which he created designs for the most influential Paris couturiers of the post-war era.


He made fabric creations for Yves Saint Laurent, Cristóbal Balenciaga and Hubert de Givenchy for whom he also acted as creative director in the 1980s. His work focused on the current collections of each respective designer. The patterns he created fused together form, color and material to correspond to the current theme of each collection. Biehle's eye for the zeitgeist of the time and his feeling for the poetry of everyday life emerge vividly in his work.


Yves Saint Laurent, collection "Les Africaines", été 1967

Hubert de Givenchy, Haute Couture, hiver 1985

Pierre Cardin, Haute Couture, hiver 1969

Hubert de Givenchy

Christian Dior

Yves Saint Laurent


Michael Kors

Pierre Cardin


Givenchy interior design for all interior fabrics, wallpapers, carpets, bed sheets, quilts, bathroom accessories, etc. 

Interior fabric and wallpaper design for Givenchy. Interior design used in the movie "Desperately seeking Susan" starring Madonna. 


Porcellaine, packaging, and perfume designs

Porcellaine collection for Givenchy, manufactured in Japan by Yamaka

Plate designed for Hubert de Givenchy's "30 years of Givenchy"


Concept idea for Bally Design, Product Development and Communication Center. Headquaters of the Bally brand.

Bally Lab (1993) in cooperation with Architect Daniel Spreng



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