Chloé Spring 2018 - Runway Review
August 28, 2017
As the first Frenchwoman installed at Chloé since Martine Sitbon in 1988, Natacha Ramsay-Levi had more than just fashion critics to contemplate -- she had an entire nation. As she assimilates into a succession of powerhouse female designers like Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Clare Waight Keller, Ramsay-Levi can rest assure that her collection was a success. The pieces enthused with variety and distinction; they will be easy to identify as Chloé when they arrive next spring -- complemented by cannage leather boots, python booties and multi-strap bags to add to the mix.
Looking at the entire history of the house from the perspective of all her predecessors, there were the painted dresses (Karl Lagerfeld); horse prints (McCartney and Philo); lightness (Waight Keller) and slouchy camel pants (Hannah MacGibbon). To that she added a strong look all her own: tailored leather outerwear and skinny cropped jeans were an about-face from Chloé of seasons past... beautifully paired with silk jersey "party" tops with embroidered bibs and horsey velvets, natch.