Hien Le’s quiet chic got wheels this season. The Berlin minimalist’s fall inspiration came from skateboarding’s early history in the Forties and Fifties, where on-board attire included suits, chino pants and midi skirts. To this he added a more recent look for the sport. “Back to the Nineties, when skateboarding really got the hype, young people were layering their shirts — I did this as well, but it’s just one piece in two layers. But you can only see this at second glance,” Le explained. Tromp l’oeil layering cropped up, not just in tops, but also full pleather skirts and silky separates in pine and cream. Le’s skater boys and girls topped skirts and relaxed trousers with chalk-striped car coats and jean jackets in faux sheepskin and denim, which the designer used for the first time this season. Another novelty was corduroy, including a fine-wale dusty rose. Le said his goal was to deliver basics with twist; so far it looks like he’s on a roll.