When German womenswear brand Schumacher changed its name to Dorothee Schumacher, it meant a lot more than just a new logo. It was a realignment of the label’s identity with the women who identify with the founder herself.
The disarming combination of strength and gentleness that infuses all Dorothee Schumacher’s pieces can be seen at its best in this season’s collection. This dark berry dress, for instance, named Bitter Sweet, is also available in evocative colours such as blue mist, orange crush and pure white.
But look a little closer and you’ll see it’s not all sweetness and light. The ruffles suggest a harness, the sheer fabric reveals a hint of skin and the vampy hue contradicts the demure cut of the dress.
Dorothee Schumacher Bitter Sweet dress, €539
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