Tina Lutz was appointed as TSE
's creative director earlier this year. It was a natural fit considering her background in luxury knitwear (she co-founded Lutz & Patmos, which was shuttered back in 2010). Lutz has been growing into her new role and showed a Spring collection—her third for the label—inspired by a recent hiking trip she took through the Italian Dolomites mountain range. Working in a quiet color palette of cloudy white and lake blue, Lutz whipped up clean, minimal separates: a structured T-shirt, vest, and slim trousers cut from sturdy cotton canvas, as well as a series of tailored chambray pieces. (The delicate silver chains and metal studs used as trim were reportedly a tribute to abstract expressionist artist Agnes Martin.) On the softer side of the equation, she did a billowy linen maxi dress and soft cashmere sweaters featuring on-trend fringe details that added artisanal appeal to the lineup. Speaking of artisanal, Lutz has been gradually introducing TSE to things that are important to her, like using organic fabrics and collaborating with female artisan collectives. She commissioned Afghani women from the Kabul-based Zarif initiative to hand-embroider the draped top in look 15 with each of their initials. Engaging in more socially conscious projects like that will help raise TSE's profile.