I love to hear from Susa Kreuzberger when she launches a new collection! She is a master of creating intrigue in black and white, so I was thrilled when I got to see Take Your Pleasure Seriously, her current collection for Spring Summer 2017.
For this collection, Susa was inspired by the basic ideas and the formal language of Bauhaus. In it, she combines artistic and experimental processes with expert craftsmanship, a synthesis of the arts. Straight shapes with slightly displaced asymmetries are paired with high quality materials.
Susa develops each piece with the underlying character of the woman wearing them always in mind. The phrase, "take your pleasure seriously," comes from Charles Eames who intended the phrase to mean that if you like something, you ought to take it seriously, like anything else that is important to you. For her work, this means that you should take your wardrobe seriously not only due to the positive impact it has on your self-esteem but also filling your wardrobe with high-quality, timeless pieces have a positive impact on the environment.
Take Your Pleasure Seriously is a considered mix of casual shapes and standout pieces. Susa always uses texture in her fabrics and carefully places shapes to draw personality from a monochrome palette. Her designs transcend age and gender; with this collection, she's added some suiting-inspired pieces alongside more flowing, feminine dresses.