Hermann Fankhauser and Helga Ruthner own the the Vienna based fashion house Wendy & Jim. They met during their tutelage under Helmut Lang at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst (University of Applied Arts) in Vienna in1999.
The duo designs fashion for both men and women, as well as costumes for movies. In 2013, they launched “Drop No. 01”, the first designer perfume with natural ingredients contained in a porcelain perfume flask made by Augarten Porcelain, in the shape of a fox scull representing strength and cleverness. Frankhauser is a professor at the Universität für Angewandte Kunst.