PERRET SCHAAD’s Fall/Winter 2017-18 collection is a multifaceted, contemporary contemplation on freedom, sparked by Johanna Perret and Tutia Schaad’s eternal optimism. Aesthetics and concept of the collection are shaped by the European identity of the label.
The modern, cosmopolitan signature is embodied in characteristically architectural shapes with sophisticated drapery. Fine cashmere and Crêpe de Chine set against shimmering velvet and metallic fabrics, paired with cool shades of blue and lilac contrasted with earthy yellow, beige and gold nuances, blend an aesthetic audacity and a sense for perfection.
This season’s print picks up on a multitude of associative relations to life: A seemingly random collection ranging from everyday objets trouvés to 3D-printed sculptures by artist Kwi Hae Kim, are simplified to their silhouettes and layered, creating abstract, suggestive graphics.
PERRET SCHAAD presents a wardrobe for independent women, who break through boundaries and seamlessly move between roles, cultures and places.
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´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.
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.
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 2015 collection is inspired by the atmosphere of a summer day at the French Riviera with its familiar, yet exciting contrasts: The blazing light of noon and the welcome cooling in the end of a day on the beach at the Côte d’Azur. The even rush of the sea at night and the sound of scooters along the Corniche.
The palette is colourful and elegant, the fabrics are rich and contrasty. Blues are arranged in different shades, appearing marine on silk crêpe and cerulean on fine cotton. Sand and khaki glance to gold. Bright white and an accent of lime add clarity and freshness.
PERRET SCHAAD´s love for materials shows in the way they are processed: Lasercutting gives the fabrics depth, playing with light and shadows. Prints in faded grey appear both graphical and ethereal. For this collection the designers create silhouettes that are feminine and uncomplicated, using both pattern cutting and draping techniques. Knots and bands add details and are inspired by the nonchalant and elegant way of dressing after the beach.
PERRET and SCHAAD constantly question the form, the details and the purpose of each design, creating a high quality collection that is both effortless and beautiful to wear.
What wardrobe reflects the mindset of modern women?
The PERRET SCHAAD Fall Winter 2014 -15 collection poses this question and creates a complete range of sharp, uncomplicated silhouettes using both pattern cutting and draping techniques: The wools are used to give sculptural form and warmness, the silks are draped to give fluidity and elegance; The collection embraces these contrasts and flows freely inbetween warm and cold, inside and outside.
The palette and fabrics subtly remind of the reflexes of winter light. A mandarine colored shiny silk is combined with an orange matte cashmere while a mirror blue is paired with a royal crêpe georgette. Blacks are bold or shine with embroidery in dark, bluish red and night green galactic shapes.
The answer is a complete wardrobe, made out of the best materials, with carefully thought-out cuts. It is dedicated to sovereign women who choose their wardrobe with accuracy and confidence.
The PERRET SCHAAD Spring Summer 2014 collection captures the spirit of a summer spent in a city, simple, easy and full of unexpected colours. A stream of images passes, sounds, a soft breeze, in the distance the surface flares.
The palette is airy and bold at the same time. Cassis sorbet and menthol ice cream conjures artificial freshness, while a true yellow and a vibrant orange red provoke the inebriate heat. The swimming pool blue summons elegance—while the asphalt grey sparkles subtly.
It’s fabrics inspire tactility. Noble silks, fresh linens, and soft cottons are both natural and rich materials that are being confronted with technical surfaces. Draping and pattern cutting creates fluid and sculptural forms that interact with each other in contrast and harmony. Attention to detail marries accomplished form and perfect fit with an ease that gives the collection sublime lightness.
PERRET SCHAAD creates a precise look that reflects the flexibility and multitude of the urban atmosphere while being committed to an accentuated simplicity.