Clare Waight Keller unveiled her second collection for Chloé fall 2012 at Paris Fashion Week in a tent in the Tuileries. After confessing that she was inspired by the real girls on street style blogs for her debut collection for the renowned French house, this time the British-born designer created a fabulous range of sporty-chic ensembles, perfectly mixing the relaxed British style with that special French elegance. “It’s about a British girl falling for the classic elements of Paris . . . pearls, lace,” said the designer. And the result was to die for.
Imagine luxury meeting sporty and you’ll get a stunning parade of outstanding looks as the ones spotted at Chloé. “I’m really savouring the experience of being a London girl, having been transplanted to Paris. And I really wanted to reflect that sensibility in these clothes,” Waight Keller explained. Besides the already famous breezy silhouettes and dreamy hues specific to the French house, the designer also added some alluring knits, her signature accents as part of her Pringle of Scotland heritage.
Clare Waight Keller moved to Paris last year when she was named creative director of Chloé, replacing Hannah MacGibbon. “I really like it here. It feels a lot more grown-up,” she said. Speaking about her new mission, the designer confessed that, “I am thrilled to be joining one of the most prestigious design houses in Paris. Chloé is a brand that conveys a beautiful sense of effortless femininity and vivacious sophistication that I look forward to continuing into the next era”.
The newest fall 2012 Chloé RTW collection features a riot of exquisite pieces and lots of details that add that extra-refinement to the laid-back silhouettes. There are oversized coats, capes, hooded parkas, soft wool pants, pussybow blouses, knitted sweatshirts, cropped balloon pants, delicate lace dresses and skirts. Each look was completed by appropriate accessories such as ankle-strap pumps, colorblock satchels, oversize clutches, and wide belts. The color palette included pretty pastels, ivory, red, but also black, gray, camel, brown, burgundy, and mustard. Absolute gorgeousness, isn’t it?
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