For fall, Cacharel tightened its focus on a twentysomething demographic with simple shapes cut straight and close to the body. Standout items included velvet corduroy skorts, unlined duffle coats and a puffy blouson quilted in a petal design.
Once a high-end designer line, Cacharel has in recent years repositioned itself in the contemporary segment, with coats retailing for 590 euros, or about $625 at current exchange rates, dresses at around 330 euros, or $350, while trousers and the new stretch denim — a straight-leg take on the jegging — going for under 200 euros, or $212. For the third season, the collection was designed by an in-house team.
An update on the branding included a streamlined font, shortening Cacharel Paris to Cacharel. On garments, the C will make an appearance as an embroidery festooned with flowers or on metal zipper pulls.
The launch of an e-commerce site is also planned for the collection’s July delivery.