Chloé - spring 2013
Clare Waight Keller stays true to the maison's raison d'êtreby Lindsay McCallum
This year, Chloé celebrates 60 years of fashion. A monumental anniversary for the brand, it is also a monumental collection for creative director, Clare Waight Keller. Her third collection for the brand highlights how the Chloé girl has remained a strong, independent woman with a very keen sense of style over the last 60 years.
Chloé founder, Gaby Aghion, has always been a strong believer that a woman shouldn’t be bound by the codes of haute couture, and this collection was a testimony to the relaxed, chic ideals of women’s dressing. Playing with lengths, layering and textures, the collection featured a “clean organization of looks,” as Keller put it.
Delicate, yet structured, the highlights of the collection were inlays of sheer, layered volumes, and oversized ruffles or accordion pleats, and easy-to-wear shapes and cuts. The colour palette was mostly neutral, black and white, with the occasional pop of patterned stripe or tangerine, perfect for the modern woman’s lifestyle.
Chloé marks 60th anniversary
Chloé accessories for fall/winter 2012-13