Abstraction of the body by graphic shapes. Explore gender identities and find a new aesthetic. Geometry, clean lines, playful details & contrasting colors.
A key note of Treches' collections is the balancing of loud elements: –"The way I see it, you can create balance two ways: either by keeping as close to the middle as possible, or by spending more effort keeping the balance further out to the sides of the scale. I prefer the latter. I like to put strong contrasts against each other, finding harmony in the balance of extremities."
Treches has since the first collection been run as an ethically responsible company.
Neither the environment nor people in development countries should suffer for the creation of our products.
We want to live the vision of a fair fashion industry where human rights and well-being are accounted for at every step of the development and manufacturing process.
Our fabrics are all organic, certified GOTS, IVN Best or KbT. We try to do without plastic components and implement high-quality accessories.
The production is done in Berlin.
Each piece of clothing has a tag telling the customer when and by who it was made.
See works in progress at Instagram
Treches c/o SHIO
12045 Berlin, Neukölln.
Mon → Sat: 13 → 19
"Treches started as a DIY project in a feminist house in Berlin in 2008. I ordered some rolls of organic fabric and cut the first few pieces on my bedroom floor. Not long after a friend and I decided to open a small shop with adjoining studio.
By working with other designers I learned pattern making, sewing and how to run a fashion label. I got talented co-workers on board and we exhibited at Berlin Fashion Week and delivered pre-order collections to organic fashion stores all over Germany and in Europe.
After years of hard work and trying to do everything right I felt drained and lost focus. I thought quitting Treches would give me more creative leeway. Instead I ended up doing nothing because everything felt pointless. It's clear to me now, that my passions are making clothes and working to make the world a better place.. At least I can try to show how fashion can be done in harmony with nature, people and ethics.
I don't want to try to fit into traditional gender roles, so I will aim to create clothes that go beyond them.
I will no longer get distracted by how people think things should be done, or how it has "always" been done, but rather create clothes that me and my friends love and want to wear."
Jei Bruneau Rossow — October 2016