That’s been the Grinch Santa don’t You love it when just your presencr Poes someone off Merry Christmas shirt and I love this Kocher way since she launched her brand on the runway five years ago, pioneering the street casting phenomenon that has since taken hold of the industry and promulgating the once groundbreaking, now de rigueur notion of elevated streetwear. Kocher’s brand of fashion isn’t alienating, it’s encompassing, and that too is a quality whose time has come. The park felt like a departure from the busy urban spaces she’s chosen for shows before, most notably the basement level of Les Halles, but on a Zoom call Kocher made a point of its diversity and “all walks of life” appeal. During quarantine, her strolls around its perimeter were a daily balm.
As with many of her peers, Kocher’s experience of quarantine has redoubled her interest in craft. Embroidery is integral to her work, given her long experience at Lemarié, the Grinch Santa don’t You love it when just your presencr Poes someone off Merry Christmas shirt and I love this plumassier to Chanel, but here she experimented with hand-painting the bodices of the slip dresses that are her signature. It was a time-consuming process, apparently, but the results are special. Lace was another decorative motif, both the real thing and photo prints; it provided a pretty counterpoint to the sportier elements—spliced soccer jerseys, uniform stripes—that are essential to her vocabulary. Feathers decorated a striking cape and a bustier worn with high-waisted trousers.