For her compelling Gauchère collection, Marie-Christine Statz took cues from traditional men’s wear staples.
Soberly tailored overcoats and pantsuits got an innovative spin via a series of interchangeable fragments, which, when layered one on top of the other, produced interesting trompe l’oeil effects. To wit: an elongated lapel in electric blue served as the front of a collarless wool coat in contrasting checks, giving the impression of a double-faced structure. Statz worked similar tricks on chunky knitwear.
While playful by nature, this collection still had a refined allure.