Fashion designer Melitta Baumeister was born in Germany but studied in the United States. She graduated from the famous Parsons School of Design in New York in 2013.
The same year, during the New York Fashion Week, Melitta made her debut catwalk, and the graduation collection of 27-years-old Baumeister has dragged the attention of Katharine Zarrella. Famous fashion critic liked the young designer's aesthetics: Melitta took basic garments like white shirts and sewed them out of materials that resemble rubber and foam. Melitta said that in this way she wanted to capture the memory of things, as today the fact of saving memories, for instance, in the form of Instagram, is more important than the memories themselves. Later the Baumeister's collection got into Parsons school exhibition curated by Diane von Furstenberg.
Baumeister, who is among the semifinalists for the LVMH Prize 2016, makes edgy clothes. Nonetheless, Dover Street Market remains among her most receptive retailers, and, as she tells, editorial requests exceed supply. With FW16 collection, captured by her long-time collaborator Paul Jung, Baumeister introduced a new heat-bonding treatment that makes surfaces look vacuum-sealed and an unexpected for her monochromatic collections yellow neon. Her seasonal lookbook includes an image of geometrical lines; the shapes are strange or extra large, the fabric is adapted from industrial materials. And that is her statement — somewhere in the perfection of minimalism lies an eye-catching imperfection. And that twist makes Melitta Baumeister's designs different.