CHLOE PRE-FALL 2015
To be honest, I wasn't very impressed with much from Pre-Fall 2015 collections. I would like one or two looks/pieces but that was about it. Thank goodness for Chloe. Honestly, I could wear it all. I LOVE Chloe, to be honest I don’t know many fashionista’s who don’t. The boho meets workwear in wide leg exquisite trousers are enough to make any stylist salivate!
It’s tempting to imagine that Clare Waight Keller came to her inspiration for this season’s Chloé collection by accident: playing music alphabetically off iTunes, David Bowie's Best of Bowie serendipitously gave way to Kate Bush's The Sensual World, and lo and behold, a collection was conceived. That probably isn’t what happened, but however it did, Waight Keller was onto something, drawing a line between Bush’s rural, gypsy romanticism and Bowie’s urbane, androgynous glam.
You could imagine either artist, at a certain point in his or her career, donning one of the designer’s silk poet-sleeve blouses or throwing on a cape-like coat in a madcap combination of shearling and Mongolian fur. There was a nigh-on louche opulence here, witnessed in everything from the touch of Lurex on a pair of fantastic, low-slung boot-cut pants to the Aubrey Beardsley-esque prints and the nub of longhair pony on a bag or miniskirt. Nowhere was that opulence better exemplified than in a diaphanous gown of Lurex-dabbed printed silk: Slit vertically, the dress was largely comprised of ribbons of the silk that had been sewn onto a sheer backing, and it conjured nothing so much as butterfly wings. Very sexy butterfly wings, it must be noted—and that sensuality operated throughout the collection as a whole. Chloé is usually associated with a kind of virginal, gamine look, but Waight Keller chucked it this time—some of these clothes were intensely womanly, others rather boyish, and a good deal of them were borderline feral. Lolita was missing this season. But she wasn’t missed.
Images stolen from Style.com, Chloe.com, and Vogue.com.