After this unparalleled period of global disconnection, the designer Marie-Christine Statz shares the desire of her community to open up. Re-open borders, overcome established mindsets and reunite in an open society with respect for nature and one another. The Spring 2022 collection with its translucent character and the expansion of gender fluid garments expresses this prevailing mood.
The summery flow of the 24 looks is enhanced by the warm earthy colour palette of golden yellows, beige hues, soft roses and lavender as well as light brown and chatreuse green accents. Trousers and tops open up with full length zippers. Shirts, jackets and bodysuits come with circular cut-outs. The signature shirting and suiting is made of open weaved summer viscose, tie dye cottons or a cotton tweed. Next to the soft fabrics, by removing collars and buttons of the jackets and showing trousers with colour-block and material mix, the suiting is given a casual feel. Curved button plackets and the mix of fluid and rigid materials enhance the rounded shapes. Backless tops and dresses are constructed out of panels of crushed viscose that create a fluid drape. The trans seasonal approach of the house to create a personal armour which offers protection without constriction is translated into a series of soft, padded knitwear styles. It is made of superfine ecocotton and padded with recycled fibres.
GAUCHERE is a French prêt-à-porter house founded in 2013 by the designer Marie-Christine Statz. Her vision is to create garments that point out the individual. At the heart of GAUCHERE is the art of tailoring, the appreciation of materials as they are and the translation in pure geometric structures and sculptural volumes. Marie-Christine’s intuitive designs are expressing the mood of today while aiming for permanence and timelessness. The GAUCHERE community is progressive. It is an active participant in today’s society. “Live and let live” is not just a phrase for them but an attitude towards life.
All images courtesy of Gauchere
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PHOTO Kira Bunse STYLING Sheila Single HAIR Chistophe Pastel MAKE-UP Mayumi Oda CASTING Paul Louisor MODELS Klara Boscic, Marius Bahor, Maria Chaos