DALLAS, Apr 29, 2009 / FW/ — Unveiled last February, the Strenesse Gabrielle Strehle Fall 2009 is about elation and being positive, antidotes to the depressing global financial situation and thus, Gabrielle Strehle is subtly, in her own way, doing a gloominess bailout with her optimistic and bright collection.
“It’s a well-known fact that positive thinking is a skill that can be acquired. Because I believe that what we wear plays a key role in this, I strove to find ways of translating optimism into fashion. Optimism loves all the colours of life – and so does this collection,” says the German-born designer.
Colours as fertile as creativity, blooming as richly as our imaginations. The hues of roses, hyacinths and mallows, shades of plums and berries. As warm and natural as the earth itself. Optimism overflows with exhilaration – like this collection.
It’s seen in the styles, gorgeously reminiscent of swaggering dandies, in the fabrics from airy mohair and delicate plissée, taffeta and glamorous jacquard to tweeds with an entirely new lightness.
Optimism is hungry for new things – like this collection. New combinations, like the team of knitwear plus lambskin nappa. New techniques, like cloqué weaving. New fabrics for familiar styles, like paper-finish leather for a biker jacket.
New accessories, like a feather light knitted tippet. Optimism is revealed when people smile. And by the joy they show in playful things. This collection takes a playful approach to everything.
To trouser lengths and trouser styles. To classics like tweed. To bold combinations like strappy pointed-toe platform courts teamed with opaque tights. Nothing has more sex appeal than a woman who exudes elation and joie de vivre.