Now, This is the way you want to dress for Summer! For Spring 2014 at Chloe, Clare Waight Keller designed a Powerhouse collection that orientated Grunge and Bohemian together into a Soluble Whole! It was Fresh, Youthful, Easy, Spirited and at times, Tough as nails! That is what gave it such gravity even though much of it was Light as Eiderdown! Keller's Propulsive show was befitting the Typical Chloe Girl had she spent last Summer in Soho or the Haight-Ashbury section of San Fran. Now, she has come back home to Gay Paree and has the Typiquement Chloe vision of style now influenced by her Summer Soujourn.
Keller's Jumping-Off points were Desert shades, tight Plisse pleating, dipping and asymmetric hems on sleeves, tops and skirts. Add in Boho fabric ties at the tops of dresses and sleeves and tons of Bermuda shorts and whisk that all together... Magic! With shades of Stone, Sand, Khaki, Olive, Army Green, Putty, Mineral Blue Along with Lichen Green, Black, Navy and Spinach Green the palette was Wide reaching, but it felt Deftly contained and focused! They communicated Desert Oasis chic and with the shapes and cuts, Gave a Hip Nomadic Hippy vibe.
The Opening blouse could easily double as a short summer dress in Cali or Nice! Paired with the pants shown, it was Glass and Steel City ready in any corner of the globe! There were so many standout looks that followed, that cataloging them all would breach the limits of brevity. A few Noteworthy Pieces...
Exit No. 10, An Olive green layered concoction consisting of a High-buttoned asymmetric sleeved blouse and a double layer Hanky hem skirt simply breezed down runway with the greatest of Ease! The Three-Piece ensemble that followed of a Lichen Green cropped jacket worn with Tobacco Bermudas and Army Drab blouse was Ingenious! An Utter MASTERPIECE in a Symphony of White at Exit No. 18 was how you wear layers in the Summer heat! Need I mention how luscious the hugely Oversized Sweater tunic in Mineral blue at Exit No. 20 that was as Airy as Swan's Down and looked as comfortable as an old friend was? I really think not!
In just a matter of minutes, Waight-Keller produced one of the most perfect shows of the season, From Hair and Makeup, to Accessories to definitely the clothes! The show Felt Nonchalant, Free, But transmutable into something High Fashion with the flick of a wrist. That's a Bit of Fashion Alchemy if you ask me! With Waight-Keller's Clothes for Chloe in your ownership, This Spring/Summer, you can be The Wizard of your own Wardrobe!