KochÃ©â€™s Spring/Summer 2024 collection asks, â€œWhat is a fashion wardrobe?â€ Governed by designer Christelle Kocher, the range effectively articulates her vision of just that: â€œan uninhibited, inventive fashion, whose sophistication builds bridges between popular culture and the excellence of craftsmanship.â€
Staged on a massive barge at the entrance to Paris, the brandâ€™s runway exhibited this wardrobe alongside views of the Seineâ€™s bans and the Parc AndrÃ© CitroÃ«n. Celebrating feminity, the collection centered tops embroidered with intricate geometries, hand-painted lace, muslin and georgette, among other fine textiles. Shirts and shorts boasted hand-painted quotes from prominent female artists, including Patti Smith, Virginie Despentes, Virginia Woolf and CÃ©line Minard, while jersey silhouettes donned glittering crystals.
The collection balanced casual wares with upscale attire, reflecting the brandâ€™s versatile approach to craftsmanship and exuding a sense of ease. Jackets and tank tops, in an array of tones, met shorts in similar hues, while blazers, button-up shirts and dressy trousers filled the wardrobeâ€™s formal end. Statements, like billowing fur coats and double-take-worthy pattern-clad pants, rounded out the line.Â
â€œKochÃ© continually questions the place of fashion in popular culture,â€ the collection notes read. â€œIn an era where trends follow one another more and more quickly, fashion plays the role of time marker. KochÃ© considers fashion not in terms of season but in terms of duration. Make everything, every garment lasts longer. An ecology of production, and this will be a major challenge in the years to come.â€
Take a look at KochÃ©â€™s Spring/Summer 2024 collection in the gallery above.
Elsewhere at Paris Fashion Week, Kim Jones unveiled Diorâ€™s Spring/Summer 2024 menswear collection.