The designer to watch: Gauchère story
I saw Gauchère runways twice, and every time I put some pictures of the outfits on my favourite list. It’s not just because the clothes are black & withe, with a hint of blue or grey. It is not just because they are cool enough to take them to some urban rides or some parties. But also because it is a French new brand, with an amazing story to be read.
Gauchère collections could be found on http://www.gauchere-paris.com.
What the creative director, Marie-Christine Statz, said about the Spring/Summer 2018 collection? “The collection has been built around Peter Lindbergh’s photography and his short, black and white films. What inspired me a lot are his portraits of women, and the different ways in which he captured them.”
What we are going to look for this summer? Detachable elements on jackets, pants and skirts, held by buttons. Classic pinstripe, and stripes in various forms. Graphic elements through technical grid lace and open woven cotton, in black and white. Laces in various forms on shirts, dresses, tops and skirts. Pleated skirts with prints, and a silver coated jacket and skirt.
What about the designer? Marie-Christine Statz headed to Parsons in New York where, after graduating, she worked with Narciso Rodriguez and Diane von Furstenberg. In 2011 Marie-Christine headed back to Paris to launch her own label, Gauchère. In 2014 she was among the finalists of the prestigious ANDAM award. Her collections are being sold by selective wholesalers in France, the United States, Italy and Canada, such as Le Bon Marchè, Opening Ceremony and The Webster. Gauchère is working with a handful of selected French manufacturers with different expertise.