I’ve known Tutia and Johanna, professionally and as friends, for roughly two years now. Long enough to understand their runways to be a reflection of themselves, a play of two complimenting personalities – Tutia’s audible bursts of giggly laughter and Johanna’s bright smiles, or the former’s chaotic worktable versus the later’s tidy one. And in creating collections for what they term “the modern woman,” they’ve essentially constructed clothes that rightfully represent their names PerretSchaad.
The two are almost engineers when it comes to meticulous precision of constructing clothes. But artists in the way they fold and drape fabric into poetic expressions that cling, billow, ripple, and shimmer on the MBFW Berlin A/W 2013/14 runway. Tutia and Johanna also hold an attraction to creating realities that represent abstractions: imageries of cold winter nights, whispers of spring, “autumnal” colours…but I suspect, realities more of their inner personalities rather than an elusive fiction.