Gauchère has been on a slow build under the direction of Marie-Christine Statz, who seems intent on creating a solid and honest premium contemporary brand. Proof: Her first resort collection, shown earlier this year, landed the label in Barneys New York.
Always inspired by architecture, Statz has evolved her graphic silhouettes into a more relaxed lineup — and even more so for spring. Mixing constructed and fluid elements, she used denim for the first time, working it as raw material into tailored coats with frayed patch pockets or heavily washed and shredded (a trend seen in many collections this season) on vests and coats for a summery hippie effect. Also worth noting: the big grid print with diagonal stripes of bright red and pink in fluid crepe de chine, used on A-line dresses and tops with pleated panels.