Paris Fashion Week: Chloé Autumn/Winter 15
Dedicated to women
Chloé's presentation in Paris for Autumn/Winter 15 was staged in honour of International Women's Day. An appropriate dedication from Clare Waight Keller whose romantic yet mature, feminine and strong designs continue to stay true to the Chloé code, and empower women through fashion.
Staying on the well-trodden path for the season of the Seventies aesthetic, the collection carved out its own grove within this familiar genre. Bohemian loose fitting, floaty long dresses wafted down the runway in shades of apricot and smokey plum as well as an intricately embellished floral motif with metallic threads shimming on the delicate silk chiffon. These were worn with skinny scarves wrapped double around the neck – an accessory that was also styled with shirts and coats elsewhere in the lineup. A look that fitted perfectly with the dulcet tones of Steve Nicks' voice, which provided the soundtrack to the show.
Chloé's take on jumpsuits bore the hallmarks of the masculine tailoring that the brand does so well. Featuring dropped waistband, slung low on the hips. A series of pant suits in various fabrics also contributed to the girl power vibe. Tweed and black wool mix. Coats, capes and ponchos were aplenty, and sparse little waistcoats came underneath them.
On the feet, it was all about boots boots boots. The show-stopping pair in brown, laced up from the tips of the toes to the knees were like a seventies take on school-girl chic.