Chloé Fall 2016 - Runway Review
March 6, 2016
Clare Waight Keller took a decidedly tougher route for her fall Chloé girl, one that would not look out of place riding onto the runway on a Harley. Held at a brightly lit Grand Palais, the toughened-up version of her feminine, bohemian aesthetic took on a more adventurous spirit. Inspired by Anne-France Dautheville, a journalist who rode a motorcycle from Paris through the Middle East in the ‘70s, the collection manifested in motocross-inspired leather pants and jackets, simple low-heeled leather boots and scarves tied tightly around the neck. The Chloé biker babe definitely still has a girlie side, though (see the many sheer, ruffled silk gowns and blouses). Still, this show provided evidence that tough and girlie are not mutually exclusive. One can wear a cascading silk gown and throw a fleece over it when she’s cold, or have ruffles on her overalls — and look that much cooler for it.