Koché – PFW 2018 SS19 Ready to wear – Womenswear
Koché – Keep it real, but with a splash of glamour.
In the winding labyrinth of the architect designed Espace Niemeyer space the street cast models appeared to be totally as ease, as if wearing heir own clothes.
by Tony Glenville
This collection was certainly eclectic and diverse in the casting and the wardrobe offered by designer Christelle Kocher.
From bias Ossis Clark to sparkling Studio 54, from tropical isles to urban jungle the variety was dazzling, but above all it was confident and in its own way totally focussed on offering up tempo and desirable pieces. The shadow of Yves Saint Laurent also whisked past a good few times with the colour blocks, easy 70’s influenced tailoring, flowers at the neck and ruffled flamenco spots; but not in a derivative way, it’s simply that, that shadow is too vast in its influence.
The pieces all had an underplayed glamour and sexiness without any overstatement or vulgarity, after all this is Paris.
The swing and sway of many of the pieces brought a Latin rhythm to underscore the mood and a clash of cultures only reflected once again, the reality of today’s cities.
This was a very successful fashion statement and show, as the applause and feeling of happiness as the crowd exited into the early evening sunshine.