Berlin-based design collective Malaika Raiss is fairly new on the scene, having just presented their SS12 collection (only their second full line) at Berlin Fashion Week this past weekend. We’re patiently waiting for images from that show, but we’re still enamored with their FW11 collection, entitled “Death Metal Fairytale”. As the name implies, there is much that is dark, but there is no denying the underlying luxe and sophistication of these pieces. The knits are lush and delicious and can become serious staples in your closet. But the main story of this collection are the little details: soft pleating across the back of a shirt, arty paneling on a shirtdress and shearling detail on a delicate, elbow-length jacket. We’re not sure that we can imagine a true death metal chick in these clothes, but maybe her older, gallerina sister might be quite intrigued. Malaika Raiss is definitely a label to watch. See the full FW11 collection at www.malaikaraiss.com.