29.02.2024 Paris #fashion

Gauchere’s Ode to Modern Women

Reverberating across the Palais de Tokyo, footsteps start resonating as the essence of fashion unfolds in a symphony of pure lines and graphic contrasts. Gauchere’s Autumn-Winter 24/25 collection seamlessly blends minimalism and sophistication, delivering a harmonious ballet dance, where each creation stands as an ode to modern women.

Marie-Christine Statz’s creative vision unveils itself, highlighted by the venue’s projecting lights, which reveal her artistic dexterity. Marrying raw and refined, knitting a thread gently binding neo-brutalist sculptures and fluid forms. Through her pieces, she explores the multiple elements of womanhood, disclosing their desires, nuances and contradictions.  

Timeless yet edgy, her silhouettes materialise as if living sculptures. Deceptively subdued suits are adorned with slices of sharply geometric fabric, turtleneck bodysuits are belted and ample coats envelop padded skirts and airy tunics. The collection is bathed in a subtle palette mainly composed of dark shades, sometimes brightened by golden yellow or wine yellow, exposing the depth of the contrasts.

Leather, both noble and sensual, takes centre stage, epitomising strength and suppleness in tank tops, shirts, trousers and skirts that elegantly sculpt the silhouette. Leather accessories, clutch bags and tight-fitting boots suggest a blend of sophistication and functionality, evoking the aesthetics of sports equipment.

Balancing out rigour and fluidity, masculine and feminine, the designer constructs a universe where elegance meets boldness, and each piece tells a story, that of modern women, in all their complexity and splendour.

We ran into Alice Barbier, Alexandra Guerain, Pascal K Douglas, Jonathan Hayden, Yué Mazui, and many more. 

Text: Emma Grossi

Photos: Karla Vinter-Koch

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