Marie-Christine Statz played with new levels of transparency in her fall 2016 Gauchère collection, continuing to move towards more femininity while holding to her graphic, architectural roots.

 

A new technical bouclé made with wool loops on a nylon grid that was see-through in places made for a fresh take on a classic coat or sweater, while geometric lace was another more feminine turn.

 

Statz intended this new stance to show a certain vulnerability in the Gauchère woman, pairing fluid designs like long slip dresses with chunky scarves.

 

She continued to play on masculine codes too, contrasting heavy fabrics such as a thick gray felt in a shift dress overstitched in white, or grey and white tartan, seen on several designs.

 

Highlights included a bottle green astrakhan sleeveless coat with a broad belt across the back, a recurring theme throughout the collection, as well as a pleated jersey skirt that was lacquered after its construction, giving it a shimmering finish that was highly original.