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A look from The German Frauleins

Photo By Kyle Ericksen

The German Frauleins’ Angelika Kammann and Alexa Meyer

Backstory: Angelika Kammann, below right, and Alexa Meyer met 15 years ago at Paris’ L’Ecole Supérieure des Arts et Techniques de la Mode fashion school and after stints at several top houses, they reunited in New York to launch their own collection, The German Frauleins.

Collection: Despite their varied experiences (Meyer’s CV includes stints at Jil Sander, Celine and Zac Posen; Kammann, meanwhile, worked at Strenesse, American Eagle and Martin + Osa), the new line is focused on knits. “With one yarn you can create the surface and volume,” says Kammann. The look is classic, with understated detailing and construction. Meyer considers her time at Jil Sander to be responsible for her refined-yet-subtle eye. “She would move a seam a millimeter and it would make all the difference,” she says.

Stats: Wholesale prices range from $300 to $2,500. The line sells at Début in New York.

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