The PERRET SCHAAD Fall Winter 2015-16 collection is inspired by the fascinating, yet intimidating vibrancy of a deep, paradisiac Rousseau forest: Subtle movement of tree-filtered light on leaves and grasses, the warm smell of earth, sounds of unknown birds, the presence of mysterious creatures.
The color range is deep and rich: Gold, amber and greys are combined with a dark mossy green. Accents of red fruit and dark purple create powerful, harmonic contrasts and complete the wholesome, lush palette that is framed by elegant, cool whites.
A lavish choice of materials and shapes celebrates the manifold appearances of forest creatures: Wools of all kinds—from furry, soft angora, fine wool crêpes and shiny, almost silk-like wool fabrics to lustrous satins. Wide, structural cuts allow necklines and seams to offset and reveal underlying layers. Silhouettes are equally bold and swinging.
PERRET and SCHAAD’s sense of valuable fabrics, precise cuts and high quality processing results in structural, yet natural silhouettes featuring excitingly diverse surfaces. Their strong, yet harmonic colors create a deeply natural, and at the same time mysterious, sophisticated look.
The PERRET SCHAAD Spring/Summer 2016 collection is capturing the freshness and intensity of an urban summer by the sea. A bustling landscape of steel and asphalt contrasts the cooling blue of the ocean. Wide-open skies are reflected by mirroring facades. A refreshing salty breeze tells of far-away places.
The palette mixes natural and artificial colors, painting a contrasty picture that is both joyful and serene. Mediterranean tones, varying from distinguished Emerald with a touch of deep Olive to delicate Pistachio Sorbet, are combined with pigments of True Mint, Vivid Magenta and Princess Rose.
PERRET SCHAAD use classical aestival elements such as navy striped linens, breezy silks and semi- transparent voile cotton and combine them with robust toile to create dancing volumes and lines. In their prints PERRET SCHAAD re-interpret classical engravings from the 16th century, letting drops of watercolor rain on bare, muscular men, creating a surprising, yet romantic unity.
This season, the label’s known perfection in cuts and finishing is complemented with cutting-edge 3D-printed lines reminding of embroidery.
As in every collection, the wearer is a great inspiration to PERRET SCHAAD. Pattern cutting and draping techniques create silhouettes that are clear and free, but at the same time constructed consciously: A wide dress in light cotton shows the body’s contours as the wearer walks by, a twist of fabric on a dress enhances the profile, a precisely defined décolleté lightens up an elegant look.
PERRET SCHAAD’s Spring/Summer 2016 collection is romantic and strong, directed to confident women, who like to dress beautifully and unique.
PERRET SCHAAD stands for curiosity and the interest in individual definitions of beauty. Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad combine their ideas and love for experimentation in a line focused on quality and eloquence. Their approach is defined by respect for traditional handcraft and technique along with an irrepressible desire to redefine the rules.
The duo’s love for pattern cutting and their passion for draping are fundamental to PERRET SCHAAD’s aesthetics. Their intuitive design process brings together fluidity and movement with the sculptural, spatial. Structures are generated from distinctive color combinations and material layering.
PERRET SCHAAD’s obsession with contrast and harmony results in a coming together of the finest natural fabrics and innovative technical surfaces.
The palette is subtle and surprising; the look discrete yet new.
“Schöne Arbeit: Die Looks, die das Designerduo Perret Schaad für das Hotel „Lanserhof” am Tegernsee entwarf sind leider nur für das Personal bestimmt. Für die Uniformen etwa im Housekeeping oder an der Rezeption holte sich das Duo Anregungen aus der Architektur, der Farbwelt und dem Konzept der Wellnessoase. Also: pure Silhouetten, zarte zu kräftigen Tönen und natürliche Materialien (Vogue).”
“Highlight: Das Farbspektrum an sich war eine kleine Augenweide. Zum Beispiel Senfgelb zu gedecktem + leuchtendem Rot.”
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Adhering to the highest standards not only in cuts and fits, PERRET SCHAAD garments are made out of highest quality materials sourced from Italian, German and Swiss textile manufacturers.
In order to create a contemporary look but also a wardrobe of favorite pieces that both travel well and last long, PERRET SCHAAD not only sources its cottons, wools and silks according to looks and feel, but also by their durability.
In order to be able to overlook the manufacturing process, all Perret Schaad garments and leather goods are produced in Germany with a small number of master craftswomen and craftsmen the company holds in highest regard for their knowledge and skill.
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