Layering was the key to Gabriele Strehle's finely tuned Strenesse
collection, an exercise in
Strehle began with large, crisp white shirts that doubled as short dresses,
upon which she piled
comforting cashmere jumpers and cropped cardigans, almost like layers of
luxurious shielding. Leggings and high-waist pants made brief appearances,
but for the most part it was the oversize jackets with
drawstrings, asymmetric-hem sweater dresses and tunic-like chemises that
stole the show. A muted
palette of white, ecru, navy and black emphasized a loose, casual silhouette
that was anchored with
no-nonsense flat boots.
Strehle's understated aesthetic extended to her evening dresses: short,
gathered Empire slips
that look as comfortable as they are chic.