PERRET SCHAAD´s designs are a tribute to the city, elegance, movement and versatility. For A/W 2016-17, the designers aim to capture the changing mood of an urban autumn, between warmth and style.
Reflecting the contrasting cityscape, the palette mixes heavy greys, rich tones and cool pastels. Fluid transitions define the subtle yet elegant look and are highlighted by metallic accents and a strong orange, echoing the modern facades of the city.
In this collection, PERRET SCHAAD play with different textures by combining favorite materials with new ones. Silk Crêpe de Chine and Wool Georgette meet a papery gold silk and a waxed raincoat surface, while furry soft angora is knitted to a matter wool. Classical elements such as check and stripes are interpreted in a new way, accompanied by graphic embellishments created with bead and thread.
Well-worked silhouettes that show both precision and nonchalance form the core of this season’s collection. The designers remain faithful to aesthetics that are defined by a sophisticated, uncomplicated look.
Creating and blending subtle elements that achieve distinctive effects, PERRRET SCHAAD dedicate this collection to independent-minded women that like to dress feminine, deliberate and unique.
PERRET SCHAAD have always been interested in uncommon locations and setups for their presentations. This season PERRET SCHAAD decided to go beyond the spatial limits of a common fashion show to be able to give their audience a deeper look into their world. Together with artist trio Transforma they developed a cinematographic experience in 3-D starring Hannah Herzsprung who is presenting the season´s collection. Between an art film and a music video, the dramaturgy underlines the inspirations for Spring / Summer 2017 through projections of graphic and organic elements, canvas in motion behind the wearer evolving as a “tableau vivant”, plastic and real.
PERRET SCHAAD’s Spring/Summer 2017 collection embraces polarity and interpretation. Themes such as the city, with its bold dynamics and graphics are intuitively finessed using organic and summery shapes and nuances.
The palette shows transitions of shades, bleached asphalt to pure white, signal red to light rose, serene navy to striped transparent blue, or a touch of acid green ceding space to a mint sorbet.
The fabrics are each finely and differently textured. Filigree threads are woven to a matte linen giving an effect of white raindrops on concrete while cottons present different reliefs or are translucent voiles. Silks are plain or flowing canvas for a printed pattern, created through the scanning of raw stones and projection of plants, resulting in a visual of structures and shadows. Flower laces are treated graphically, implemented to fabrics with even stripes.
By mixing techniques of drawing, pattern cutting and draping, the designers achieve distinctive and nonchalant silhouettes, designing a complete wardrobe as well as accessories, such as sunglasses, this season in cooperation with eyewear firm Silhouette.
PERRET SCHAAD´s collections aim to give a feeling of self-conception to the wearer. The line is for strong women, who can find an unique aesthetic and vision that accompany their sovereignty.
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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Something Fantastic Art Department
Retouching SS2017 Looks:
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SS2014, FW2014-15, SS2015, FW2015-16, SS2016, FW2016-17, SS2017:
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