Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad once again underscored the interplay of their clothes and architecture by taking over a public kids’ paddling pool for their Thursday evening show during Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week Berlin. Known for offbeat color compositions, the designers blended opaque petrol with lime green, bright fuchsia with bubblegum pink and acid turquoise with dove blue in a fresh manner that also reflected the pool’s turquoise and concrete pattern.
As is their wont, the duo revamped and advanced many of last season’s silhouettes, but they also chose to bring back some signature pieces in their original form. One example: their classic blouse in an abstract pink-and-green print paired with a long cotton skirt in a typically constructivist cut and Deauville-esque stripes. Silk and light cotton were combined throughout the collection, with a long Deauville-striped cotton dress finished with pink silk valances being one of the strongest looks.
Tops made of translucent organza with green 3-D-print stripes designed by Perret Schaad and digitally programmed by architect Kwi-Hae Kim were a novelty. And while the sharp wind that blew in may have been an unwelcome change of the elements for guests, it played well with the lineup’s lavish valances.