It was so hot in the tulleries tent for today’s Chloé show that it was decided to peel back the roof and let the air and sunlight in. It was a good decision, as it perfectly complemented Clare Waight Keller’s summery and breezy first collection for the label. It’s hard to believe Waight-Keller was only appointed to her new post in May, as her head and taste seem perfectly in tune with Chloé’s Frenchness and easy-going aesthetic. The show opended with fly-away pleats, free-flowing dresses that hung from the shoulder and low slung belts adding a boyish nonchalance. Waight Keller acknowledged Chloé’s Lagerfeld years with realistic flower embroideries and a very convincing interpretation of broderie anglaise. After only five months in her role, this was a very promising start from the British born designer.
Text: Caroline Newell
Photography: Mitchell Sams