Wednesday 25th September

| BY Paul Toner

Koché: Ready-To-Wear SS20

Christelle Kocher was feeling a little fancy-schmancy this season. She opened her SS20 collection with a beige trench cropped just above the knee, with crystal-embellished flowers swimming in a sea of beige. Had the Koché girl outgrown her love for sporty separates made with couture-level precision? Of course not. Instead, Kocher cleverly diverted her juxtapositions between high and low luxury into a chorus of cool-girl evening wear.

Nighty slip dresses were created from football jerseys chopped and spliced together before being doused in a muted lilac. Rugby-shirts are grown into dresses made from lace in clashing hues, or cut on the bias with a slight ruching to one side to leave a desirably skewiff finish. Slouchy tracksuits perforated with the counterfeit ‘Fly Pirate’ footy jerseys from Kocher’s SS18 collection walked side-by-side with semi-sheer pyjama twin sets trimmed with outrage feathers. Such feathers were used to appliqué a fantastic set of jelly-fish hats, and were subsequently the piece de resistance to the ornate cocktail dresses that closed the show. You won’t find her wearing one to a swanky dinner, nor some lame fashion week party. She ditched both of those in favour of a quick stop at her local off-licence on the way home. Still in the dress, teamed with a battered pair of trainers. Just how we like it.

Photographs by Jason Lloyd-Evans.