Koche Spring/Summer 2019
A celebration of women across the world. With this theme, the runway took place at the French Communist Party headquarters in Paris, a saucer-shaped building designed by the Brazilian architect Oscar Niemeyer in the Sixties: “There isn’t a single straight line in this building. Oscar Niemeyer really designed it as a tribute to women, and I thought it was beautiful to come back to a certain femininity, while remaining comfortable and open-minded,” the designer explained. Following the spring/summer trends of neon and contrast of vibrant colors, the collection was a good representation of this celebration that Koche aimed for. Most styles were contemplated in the collection. We had the orange blazer and pants set, the black and white polka dotted envelope dress, the red, pink, and neon green blouse and trousers, and even the all-black blazer and trousers set and silver sequins and black jumpsuit. A great collection that actually had in mind a variety of women and their styles, and how they would prefer to dress up for a celebration. But even having a party-ready tone, some of the looks can be worn during the weekdays. The casual printed skirt with white ruffled shirt or knee length red dress are two examples of modern outfits that can easily be worn during work. In my opinion, an outfit that should be copied is the black bodysuit with silver sequins, high waisted jeans, yellow sandals, and multicolored long cardigan. The is an absolute Friday look: Friday-casual from 9-5, but modern and gleeful after dusk with the simple use (or not) of a cardigan. A “celebration collection” with different styles but without looking too edgy, and a clever use of spring/summer trends like neons and contrasts: Koche’s collection had a lot to inspire us.