Koché Amps Up FW18 with a Luxe Utilitarian Collection

Koché Amps Up FW18 with a Luxe Utilitarian Collection

This season, the rising Paris brand ditched her jersey dresses for a wholly new look.

This season, the rising Paris brand ditched her jersey dresses for a wholly new look.

Text: Danielle Combs

Designer Christelle Kocher of Koché happens to be one of fashion’s brightest talents. Now, it looks like she's setting her sights on the American market. Her design aesthetic is a hybrid that melds her love for streetwear and training in couture, working with oversized parkas and shrunken tops that are bedecked in feathers and beads.

For FW18, the designer went in a wholly new direction, ditching her playful football jersey dresses from last season and adopting a New York state of mind with her fresh take on deluxe utilitarian style. Kocher tried her hand at camouflage, an idea that stemmed from her Pre-Fall collection. Standout staples from the streetwear line also included metallic painted denim, modern iterations of parkas, brushed gold-nude tanks, and pleated satin cargos.

Kocher decided to show men's and women's looks together on the runway once again, and the menswear was executed brilliantly with emphasis placed on sharp tailoring. As Koché continues to rise in the ranks of Paris’ most elite designers, it’s evident that the modern brand is poised to take over. Click through to see the collection in full.

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