Swiss label WEER elevates basics for men and women, underlining the appeal of simple shapes while only using high-quality fabrics.
Tapping into the sporty vibe of Switzerland during Winter time, WEER's new collection emphasizes the excitement of outdoor pursuits, as well as true comfort and sharper lines, echoing Karin Lorez's passion for authentic workwear styles. A full length oversized shirt dress with military pockets – made in a stiff coated black denim – seems strict at first, but shoulder cutouts make it playful and feminine, while camouflage is approached in a subtle and contemporary way, used for a buttoned-up skirt, wide pants and a zip-up coat with panel detailing. The Swiss designer likes to balance harsh and soft, from her use of neon yellow done in soft velvet to an industrial-looking marbled reflective fabric evoking snowy hills. She also develops the handmade crochet part, imagining tank tops in warm shades of rust and yellow. Fabrics range from soft corduroy and velvet – either crushed or plain – to cotton gabardine and pure wool. A strong accent within the line, fire engine red adds energy to the simplest shapes, reminding us of the vitality of Swiss nature. Staying true to her roots, Karin Lorez introduces a graphic paper-cutting print evoking the traditions of her homeland, finding the appropriate balance between past and future.