Organizers in Paris have yet to decide whether they will stage actual physical runway season this fall, but one French designer – Christelle Kocher - is certainly planning to go ahead.
The very happening Parisian released a statement explaining that Koché will stage a physical show inside: “My beloved Parc... Beautiful nature in the heart of Paris. I go there every morning, it’s my walking ritual, my green lung.”
The release came with an image of the Parc des Buttes-Chaumont, a steep soaring park in the 19th arrondissement commissioned by Napoleon III and built by Jean-Charles Alphand, a master engineer also responsible for Parc Monceau, Bois de Vincennes, and the Bois de Boulogne.
Notably, Kocher also sent out an image of the park’s most famous feature, the Temple of Sibylle, inspired by the Temple of Vesta in Tivoli, near Rome; and perched on a cliff 50 meters above an artificial lake.
“And it will be open to everyone, in accordance with the health directives,” added Kocher who is on something of a creative roll. In February, Kocher presented an acclaimed collection in Milan for Pucci as a guest designer, blending her active sport athletic style with the high lush color prints of the Florentine house. The 2019 winner of the ANDAM Grand Prize, Kocher founded her own label five years ago, while also managing to hold down a night job as artistic director of Chanel’s Maison d’Art Lemarié.
“The shows have always been a way to share our vision, to create a specific emotion, to invite different communities. They have been the basis of the brand from day one and I can’t imagine presenting a collection without this meaningful celebration. Real body movin’ !!! Hope to see you there. Love xxx Christelle,” the designer added.