One has to hand it to Christelle Kocher, one of the hardest working designers in Paris, and a classically minded creator who creates edgy and contemporary clothes that look absolutely right for, well, right now.
Serious editors had to open Sunday watching an MM6 show video in Milan, tune into New York for Tom Ford’s latest ideas, and finish in Paris, where Sonia Rykiel unveiled its first collection since insolvency in 2019.
Without question, this has been the strangest season in fashion in 50 years, where designers have been busy asking themselves what the point of their profession is. What the French call "une remise en question."
Without a creative director since 2017, Emilio Pucci is rethinking its creative strategy by bolstering its studio. For summer 2021, it revealed a strong collection, enriched by Tomotoka Koizumi's capsule collection.
Good to see Christelle Kocher back to doing what she does best – blending athletic sportswear with French street couture in an outdoor show at the Buttes-Chaumont, a fantastic park in northeastern Paris.
Organizers in Paris have yet confirmed whether they will stage actual physical runway season this fall, but one French designer – Christelle Kocher - is certainly planning to go ahead with a runway show.
Emmanuel Macron fêted fashion creativity with a gilded dinner inside the Élysée Palace on Monday night, praising the imaginative foreign elements in the industry, but picking out Jean-Paul Gaultier for special praise.