Well, in a sartorial world full of dazzling prints and eye-catching brights, Chloé always comes as a breath of fresh air. An effortlessly chic vibe and romanticism could be spotted in the house’s Resort 2013 collection rife with simple, sharp and loose silhouettes both casual and elegant and simultaneously boyish and utterly feminine and sweet. “I liked treating the fabric in a more luxurious way so that it had more structure but still feels relaxed,” Clare Waight Keller said.
When it comes to laid-back femininity and pure sophistication, Chloé is definitely the best example. And Waight Keller, who replaced Hannah MacGibbon last year, becoming the fashion house’s creative director, beautifully carries on the particular sense of the French brand. The latest Chloé Resort 2013 collection can be characterized by the same wearable and achingly adorable touch.
The new Chloé Resort 2013 collection features tops, dresses, pleated pants, shorts, skirts, trench coats, a soft palette of shades, crisp white and timeless black, but also some oh-so-cool prints. Waight Keller manages to amazingly echo the house’s style and adds some of her personal approach. Even from her first collection for the brand, the designer wanted to make the Chloé woman strong without losing her femininity. Waight Keller told Suzy Menkes, fashion editor of The International Herald Tribune, that for her the Chloé girl is natural, with a sense of freedom. And her vision can easily be seen in the unique mix of fabrics and the fab combinations of something really feminine and something a little bit easy and boyish.
Even though at the very beginning she was rather scared, we must admit that Waight Keller’s creations are absolutely delicious. “My first Chloé collection was scary, because there’s a lot of anticipation,” she said in an interview the Financial Times. “I’d really only been here for six to eight weeks, and I was taking things home at the weekend and wondering, ‘Am I doing this right?’ It was an intense six weeks of reworking. Now I feel, ‘Ok, I’ve got a few new reference points that are going to become mine, and a few old ones that I’ll put a new spin on,’ but it’s a difficult time for designers. You’re always toying with, ‘Is this new enough? Have I seen this before? Is this right for women as well as the brand?'”
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