PARIS FASHION WEEK | GAUCHÈRE S/S 2016

Since launching in 2012, Gauchère has transitioned from being a label to watch into the consistent tastemaker they are today. With German designer Marie-Christine Statz at the helm, each collection maintains a distinctly fresh-French aesthetic, in a way that’s both natural and effortlessly elegant. For her Spring/Summer 2016 collection, Statz incorporated masculine elements into a range of soft, feminine prints and fabrics for a smart lineup of light-meets-heavy looks with a hint of sportswear.

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With exquisite ease, the S/S 2016 collection developed a more feminine look than the label’s past seasons, establishing a spring-appropriate wardrobe with a remarkable attention paid to the combination of lighter fabrics with the bold graphic lines and colours of the prints designed in-house. Geometric Guipure lace and laser cut-outs appeared well-placed throughout the lineup as a delicate contrast to the heavier denim.

What resulted from this subtle play on opposition was a range of fluid numbers that spoke through organic shapes and volume for a collection that mingled elegant sportswear with precise tailoring, where clean-cut shapes set up a structured masculine influence defined by the sharpness of Gauchère’s jackets, pants and coats.

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