Berlin’s got everything — including little wooden and somewhat ramshackle “fairy-tale huts” smack in the middle of bustling Mitte. Independent Berlin designer Bianca Fleisch took over one of them, installing a classically inclined cellist to accompany a no-frills presentation of equally no-frills attire. Which is not to say boring.
Fleisch is a purist, partial to some minor deconstruction, as in a drop-shouldered suit in a suntanned nude crepe, and piecing and paneling stripes for tunics, long coats and drop-sleeved dresses or having them peep out from under a side fold on solid crepe pants. Crepe bathrobe coats and wrap dresses were simply fundamental, while the knits in stripes that mixed the collection’s blush tones with some precious metal hues were hand knit by the designer’s mother — a personal take on Berlin cottage industry.