Fall/Winter 2017 marked the last collection from Clare Waight Keller for Chloe, and as such was a reprise of her hits while there; which had always managed to successfully mine the bohemian Chloe girl originally created by founder Gaby Aghion. Under Waight Keller’s tenure, it had been cutesy and girly, feminine and sweet – babydoll dresses and bib-front frills. [CONTINUE READING...]
The Chloe girl, under Clare Waight Keller's tenure, has always been about escaping. Bohemian and carefree, this is the feeling that has underpinned her collections - today's at its absolute epitome as cute and girly bib-front dresses in babydoll styles signalled her farewell - as the designer exits the house this season. [CONTINUE READING...]
Don’t you want me. The Human League closes the Chloé finale. Not the one for the models, but the one for Clare Waight Keller, as this is her last show at the helm of the French fashion house that is part of the Richemont group. There are already rumours that Natacha Ramsay-Levy, the right hand of Nicolas Ghesquière at Balenciaga and Louis Vuitton, will replace her from spring/summer 2018. And her final stylist play was flawlessly executed, taking the Chloe girl into a fairytale dimension. Like the flowers that seemed like they were designed by hand on embroidered tops, on light mini dresses in chiffon and organza. Light, impalpable, like the lace borders that peek out from under jackets or slips covered by blouson shapes. Layering, pastel colours, tartan designs and graphics were the techniques that conveyed a “psychedelic optimism”, chosen by the brand for this adventure. Making light work of shearling coats, turning it into a must-have piece. With a cut out check print. Sculpted jackets that were sleek and light, with a sporty twist. Because it was an active chic mood that permeated this collection. A buttoned-up jumpsuit and soft, masculine style trousers, rubbed shoulders with soft trousers and sweatshirts that brought to mind queen gym. However, these styles are all worn with heels, alternating between Mary Janes and good girl shoes with a sweet T-bar shape.
By Stefano Roncato - MFF Magazine for Fashion