Stuck in a rut. Claire Waight Keller and her Chloe collection for Resort 2016 offered more of what we have come to know and expect from the label, Bohemia meets Glastonbury meets Bloomsbury meets Stevie Nicks with a bit of Sgt. Pepper thrown in! It's droopy, wafty, vintage-y, and altogether forgettable and dimensionless. The endless variations on this them have now grown stale and unappetizing. Keller needs to breathe some life and let some fresh air into the house. While the press and clients may for now be eating it up, at some point, all will tire, like I have, of the repetitious, dulling, boredom.
The reassuring thing is, the clothes aren't Awful. They're just not exciting, and that's a larger sin than producing something ugly. Any of these pieces could fit in with any past collection Keller has paraded forth and not one person would be the wiser. So, While a Mahogany quilted Bomber and Crochet Lace granny dress, or an Animal print coat will look good on any woman, their not testing Keller's mettle in any convincing way! Something must be said for consistency, but also as the old Hoary Chestnut relates, "A Foolish Consistency Is The Hobgoblin Of Little Minds"