Chloé spring summer 2016 fashion show
A seventies hedonism revisited with a 90s vibe blew right across Clare Waight Keller’s collection this season.
The invite for Chloé’s spring-summer show looked like a Ryan McGinley photograph: a woman’s body bathed in natural light almost unreal in its beauty, a sort of blue and pink halo washing everything it touches, transforming it into the eternal cliché of a carefree and perfect instant. The hedonism of the 1970s imbued with a 1990s edge went through the heart of Clare Waight Keller’s collection this season.
With a distinctly tangy energy it plunges romanticism into the reality of the street and an urban sartorial language. Flowery dresses straight out of the grunge scene, rave party casualness, Adidas tracksuits worn by Liam Gallagher and co., those spearheads of the Brit-pop. There’s nothing cutesy about the long dresses without a waist, the short dresses with graphic lace appliqué or an Edie Campbell looking more tomboy than ever in a red and beige tracksuit. Confident looks that are easy to wear, effortless in fact, and oh-so youthful. A liberated body shows off nude shoulders and legs, drawstring trousers are delicately adjusted. Even the palette shimmers with a spirit of optimism, from the gradated rainbows over dresses and tops to the brighter saturated shades of the wedge shoes.
By Delphine Roche