Dawid Tomaszewski approached spring with a light touch, starting off with his runway set — a florescent lamp configuration reminiscent of Dan Flavin. The message extended through his collection of mostly light and white separates and gowns.

The Polish-born, Berlin-based designer was inspired by Russian constructivism and elements of Bauhaus, but has built a style all of his own. Showing off-site at the carpentry workshop of the Deutsche Oper, Tomaszewski exhibited the skill of taking one pattern, an impressionistic grid, and finessing it through various sizes and forms so that it looked fresh each time, be it fading to ombré effect on a flowing belted gown or as beaded slashes on a sheer tank blouse paired with a long cardigan and full trousers.

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