Elise Smidt on the runway | Photos by Chris Moore, Images Courtesy of Chloé
As Chloé heads into its 60th year on the fashion scene, the brand remains a relevant force within fashion due mainly to its purity of vision. Times change, designers change and styles reshape themselves, but the Chloé girl is an eternal fixture. The line has managed to keep its feminine sensibilities in line with the times and this season’s sophisticated take on schoolgirl chic was right in line with the Chloé ethos. Creative director, Clare Waight Keller adds a touch of grown up via structured coats and leather skirts that quietly add sex appeal. The line may be known for its dainty ease, but Waight Keller makes the case for a more mature version of glamour, even as she provides the frothy dresses and playful lace-up oxfords that her devotees expect. With transparent polka-dot detailed frocks, chunky furs and oversized handbags rounding out the season’s offerings we’re certain to see plenty of chic girls and women in Waight Keller’s wares very soon.