Kochéâ??s Mash-Up

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Photography Yann Bean

Published September 30, 2015

Christelle Kocher knows the right way to do bling, and it’s with help from some of the most prestigious embellishment maisons in the world. The designer’s line, Koché, made its runway debut last night after a couple seasons, but Kocher has been working in fashion for decades—at Bottega Veneta, Dries van Noten, and lately as the artistic director of Maison Lemarié, the 135-year-old artisan house known for crafting feather work for Chanel. Her own aesthetic is to take couture-level craftsmanship and marry it with a hyper-saturated streetwear vibe, and for spring, that meant crystal-crusted sports bra tops with baggy light wash jeans, graphic tees, slipdresses accented with neon lace, patchwork frocks, and roomy hooded jackets, and the standout final look, which married Missy Elliot-style black trash bag-like trousers, and a riotous multi-colored tulle, sequined, and embroidered tank.