Brave journalists rose with the sun (or rather, the
Milanese fog) on Sunday morning in order to catch
Strenesse's early-bird presentation.
Designer Gabriele Strehle showed a short, sparse
collection that neatly encapsulated her minimalist
approach to fashion. Using only gray, cream and black,
Strehle sent out round-collar and double-lapel coats,
girly Empire-waist dresses, schoolgirl cardigans,
blousy tops and high-waist gathered-front skirts with
double hems and delicate underlaysthe type of clothes
that a woman who believes in simple yet sophisticated
dressing will love. Prehistoric-looking shearling
coats and jackets added an edgy touch just as the
looks veered toward the monotonous.
Strehle also went for the current
lingerie-as-eveningwear trendher sheer beige
gathered slips with high double belts looked flirty
and feminine, but never vulgar.