Koche's kooky clothes hit Paris Fashion Week
Koche kept things slouched and relaxed for its Autumn/Winter 16 presentation during Paris Fashion Week.
The fashion house, helmed by Christelle Kocher, sent models down the runway in baggy, loose-fitting pieces on Tuesday evening (01Mar16). There were no fitted items on offer, with both males and females rocking looks like a long orange velvet top over a pair of soft trousers in a lighter shade, while another girl wore wide blue trousers and an embellished vest top.
Speaking ahead of the show, Kocher told Relaxnews that her inspiration was street art and the people she meets, with an aim to connect to those around her. She also cited Karl Lagerfeld as the designer who inspires her most, having previously worked alongside him for Chanel.
Another brand which showed on Tuesday was Jacquemus, with shapes the main focus of its latest collection. Designer Simon Porte Jacquemus confessed his "obsession" with all things round backstage before the event, and his passion translated into clothes like a pale blue turtleneck top with a large round brown circle attached to the front, worn with brown leather thigh-high boots.
Like Koche, everything was oversized, except Jacquemus' line appeared to have more of a retro vibe to it. In fact, the opening outfit of a pin-striped pantsuit with an oversized jacket was similar to one worn by Talking Heads frontman David Byrne.
There was plenty of quirkiness to the designs though some were more flattering than others, but still not particularly pleasing on the eyes. One girl walked in a wrap-over, long-sleeved crop top with a blue chequered print, worn with a blue tartan skirt and light blue leather boots. It was the model's toned torso which really stole the attention though, as did that of another woman's who wore a pink tutu-style top with a white frilled skirt.
Shows continue on Wednesday (02Mar16) as fashion fans get to soak in labels such as Maison Margiela, Dries Van Noten and Rochas.