Chloé Spring 2017 collection channels the casual elegance of California, inspired by the nostalgic and rustic spirit of its hills and desert canyons. Noble materials are interwoven with workwear elements and a long, tapered silhouette that balances effortless tailored separates with a cascade of delicate layers that float around the body. Fringe, tassel and lacework elements perpetuate soft movement throughout as graphic stripes, checks and vegetal prints are nuanced with an antique, textured appeal. The palette warms from signature Chloé shades of blush, white and powdery desert tones through to warm oranges, rose pink, maroon, and navy blue.
Men’s poplin shirting is extended into bibbed drawstring shirt-dresses edged with delicate pintucks and a pineapple effect broderie anglaise, while high-waisted trousers are traced with topstitched tabs and finish with a tapered button cuff. Delicate crepe gowns with wide bell sleeves and shirred cuffs are nipped at the waist or fall in undulating tiers, at times embellished with palm frond fil coupé or contrasting sunflower and cherry-embroidered rick rack lace. Elsewhere a knotted suede tunic and shorts accent the collection with a raw, laidback sophistication.
Touches of military detailing lend a boyish ease to high summer separates, as cotton lacing, patch pockets, and goldtone buttons adorn cotton blouses, blazers, and city shorts. ‘Gaucho’ capes and ponchos in felted wool or artisanal textile knitwear are layered with striped linen boot-cut flares or tiered column gowns in silk georgette.
On foot, cut-out block heeled booties are trimmed with laced eyelets and triple strap sandals feature delicate bow detailing.
The iconic ‘Faye’ bag is inlaid with fiery panels of snakeskin or transformed as a petite backpack, and the ‘Drew’ is traced with a decorative lasercut pineapple motif.
Debuting for Resort 2017, the new ‘Mily’ bag in goatskin features both chain and calfskin straps and an iconic golden turn-lock.