Marie-Christine Statz designed her charming spring collection with the late Italian artist Duilio Barnabé in mind. Like the cubist painter, who combined contrasting shapes and colors to arresting effect, Statz mixed and matched materials and patterns as different as python, tweed and perforated technical cotton. This potpourri looked particularly bewitching on a summer cape.
In another theme, airy skirts in pleated prints were juxtaposed against light, sleeveless perfectos as a cool blend of mostly mint and yellow cleansed the collection’s generally busy palette. Statz also pulled off the same mixed-material trick on Gauchère’s new sneaker line.