French womenswear brand GAUCHERE presented its Fall Winter 22 collection at Paris Fashion Week -with 35 looks clearly expressing founder and designer Marie-Christine Statz’s minimalistic mood. with the phrase “Live and let live” in mind as a guidance and attitude towards life.
The Fall Winter 2022 Défilé was held under the arcades of Rue de Rivoli – in the neighbourhood of the GAUCHERE studio. “For me it was very important to show this particular collection on the street. A joined experience, nothing secluded,” said Marie-Christine Statz. While creating this season, Statz reflected on how people instinctively choose their garments according to their mood, about the energy of the moment and the urge to voice it. The designs are expressing today’s mood but at the same time aiming for permanence and timelessness.
The colour palette is pared back to black, anthracite, navy, a dark burgundy, heather grey, sand and taupe. These toned-down hues are styled in monochrome looks with a pure intensity. The signature suiting continues to emphasise a wide shoulder but is shown with long narrow silhouettes. Coats, jackets, wide trousers and below the knee skirts are cut from three dimensional fabrics such as coated or padded cotton, patent leather, double faced cashmere wool, pinstripe menswear wool and fuzzy tech yarns.
The dresses range from long versions made of granular viscose with open v-neck back and a high slit, off-the-shoulder mini dresses made of mouliné jersey to sharp-shoulder all-over sequin styles. Deconstructed denim is paired with versatile piped one shoulder tops. A blown-up blurry photo print on fluid silk adds a vibrant retro- softness.
Photos: Kira Bunse