When we clapped our beady eyes on Chloé’s Fall-Winter 2015 Collection what seems like forever ago, we gasped in glee for it is the perfect encapsulation of the era where flares ruled the catwalks, hair was loose and long and inhibitions were, well let’s face it non-existent.
Chloé is known for its fairytale looks, floaty fabrics and minimalistic sophistication and the new collection is no exception. Each piece is an extension of the worldly elegance of the Chloé girl. It’s for the girl with nonchalant spirit, a strong sense of femininity and a passion for the outdoors.
The tones are neutral, powdery and warmed by hints of lavender, beige rose and cornflower blue. Deep colour influences from the 1970s can also be seen with deep navy, heather green, rust and umber also playing a focal part.
The fabrics are tactile with wools alongside corduroy and sensational shearling, the look in über glam. Wear these strong textiles alongside the whisp of sensual silk crepe and lingerie inspired lace for a contradictory look.
As with most collections are favourite part has to be the accessories and oh, what accessories they are! The compact saddlebag shape of the new Hudson shoulderbag is set to be the ‘IT’ bag of the season, embellished with suede tassels and python patchwork, the bag will never leave your side.
The Hayley Hobo booties are round-toed delight and come in vegetal leather. The fuller block heel gives stability and the ribbon lacing detail gives a nostalgic feel. These boots were definitely made for walking. To a taxi. Obviously.
The entire collection is a mixture of effortless silhouettes and sensual graphics, a combination that only Chloé could master.