Marcel Ostertag, the German born St. Martins graduate, has only a few women's collections under his belt. Having started with menswear, Ostertag cultivated a reputation based on precise tailoring and a tough urban aesthetic. The S/S 2008 women's collection, references previously trendy downtown staples (the laquered leggings, the ethnic scarf print) and re-imagines them as high-end garments. Overall, the collection's biggest success is the balance of dense masculine elements with clean, weightless ones. Osertag's A/W 08 collection was presented as part of Berlin fashion week, where network partner, f&art, covers the shows.