GAUCHERE is a French prêt-à-porter house founded in 2013 by the designer Marie-Christine Statz. Her vision is to
create garments that point out the individual. At the heart of GAUCHERE is the art of tailoring, the appreciation of
materials as they are and the translation in pure geometric structures and sculptural volumes. Marie-Christine’s intuitive
designs are expressing the mood of today while aiming for permanence and timelessness.
The 35 looks of the collection clearly express Marie-Christine Statz’s minimalistic mood. The color palette for Fall Winter
2022 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 emphasize 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, pinstriped 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.
The Fall Winter 2022 Défilé is held under the arcades of Rue de Rivoli – in the neighborhood of the GAUCHERE studio.
“For me it was very important to show this particular collection on the street. A joined experience, nothing secluded,” says
Marie-Christine Statz. While creating this season, Statz reflected how people instinctively choose their garments according
to their mood, about the energy of the moment and the urge to voice it.
“Our intuition is always in response to something. Be it the instinctive knowing of a certain state of a society. In this non-discursive process, a new point of view is created.” says Statz.
The GAUCHERE community is progressive. It is an active participant in today’s society. “Live and let live” is not just a
phrase for them but an attitude towards life.
Photo Credit: Kira Bunse