Creative director Clare Waight Keller has the Chloé brand identity of effortless grace and modernity perfectly covered with chic, ladylike loveliness.
For FW16, Clare Waight Keller uses the Chloé runway to tell the story of Anne-France Dautheville: a Frenchwoman who rode her motorbike solo from France across three continents to Iran in the 1970s. The air of nostalgia and romance is felt as strongly as ever in the dreamy dresses and global nomad-appropriate outerwear, while biker-inspired striped leather separates give a nod to this season’s muse. We’re head-over-heels for the bohemian prints and tactile embellishments that give the collection its vintage leanings. Finish your look by swinging one of the label’s signature bags over your shoulder as you head out on your own travels, near or far.
Egyptian-born, Parisian-adopted Gaby Aghion was an exotic beauty with a free-spirited bohemian character, and was noted as applying her personality to her clothes. Going against the stiff, conservative grain of the 1950s, Aghion produced soft and captivating clothes that really stood out at the time. Revolutionary by nature, she is credited with pioneering off-the-rack clothing and introducing the first ever prêt-à-porter collection under the now iconic Chloé label. A far cry from the couture collections of the time, it set the pace for easier pieces that suited the modern woman’s lifestyle. That contemporary relevance is just as prevalent now, with looks that exemplify effortless elegance and iconic accessories that pretty much every woman is after.