While looking back at Cushine et Ochs Fall 2014 collection it is evident that their look has matured. The Pre-Fall 2015 vision is more refined, modern coupled with sleek and chic. The two women, Carly Cushnie and Michelle Ochs, stay true to their sexy aesthetic, holding to the body con and cut-out silhouettes that brought them into the lime light, yet the new Cushine et Ochs’ woman’s style are polished, dare I say elegant .
Cushnie and Ochs put more emphasis on knits in this collection, and it paid off–they are fantastic! As vogue.com reported, “Pencil skirts and peplum tanks featured a kind of cabling that lowered the volume on their form-fitting shapes.” The astute attention to separates also paid off, creating a collection consisting of a strong selection of mix and match layering pieces, with lightweight crop tops, and futuristic versions of a peplum top up at the head of the list.
Influenced by their days attending private school where the duo learned to appreciate the efficiency and ease of a required uniform (witness the short flared and pleated skirts) they’ve added the science fiction flair of Luc Besson’s cult film The Fifth Element. “Leeloo has an adventure at boarding school,” said Cushnie by way of explanation.
There were also touches of the trending menswear elements fused into the collection with shirt collars on dresses and cropped tops, wool fabrics ideal for suiting (a standout with slits in the back seen above) and decorative lapels such as the set that appeared on the back of a body-con dress — one of my favorites.
Seems growing older, or at least maturing, comes with benefits of its own.