Through adaptation and evolution, the Chloé woman for Spring 2019 personifies the vision of Creative Director Natacha Ramsay-Levi – a bold expression of multiple feminine identities that transition effortlessly from day to night.
The silhouette is glamorous yet urbane, the palette awash with powdery neutrals, marigold, navy, sage and saffron. Considering an innate confidence by embracing allure, sharp and fluid silhouettes twist French classicism to channel the vital spirit of Chloé’s cinematic past.
Perennial daywear classics emphasize Chloé signatures, and a decisive focus on the dress as a staple of the Maison sees the concept of flou refined; slim, floating skirts kick at the calf, slash at the leg or fall into a pointed hem.
Feminine lace is scalloped and striped, pieced into crepe de chine or zebra satin as a sensuous counterpoint. Saharienne shirt dresses echo outerwear details with press studs and a rolled epaulette, whilst capped, flounced or keyhole sleeves emphasise a statement shoulder.
A Chloé icon reinstated by Natacha Ramsay-Levi, the rearing horse motif alights throughout the collection, appearing as an allover print on flared denim, dissolving across striped shirting, and mirrored as sequin embellishment. Flowing line prints, macro paisley, and tiny ‘forget-me-not’ flowers provoke a subtle and graphic clash.
Echoing the collection’s textural play, the Tess bag returns in spazzolato sfumatto leather or stamped croc calfskin, and the Roy is accented by a sporty framed logo.
A future classic, the new Chloé bag closes with a polished ‘C’ clasp, featuring matte or shiny calfskin and two-tone metal hardware.
On foot, sandals are draped with chains or webbed utility straps, mules cut away in scalloped water snake print and tall Cuban boots are crafted in stamped croc.
Gold bracelets and rings reprise geometric shapes and artisanal finishes, whilst the horsehead becomes a pierced winding cuff. Suspended earrings are a patchwork of pearls, beaten metalwork, and the new Chloé ‘C’ logo. Gilded cross-body jewelry (harnesses, chain belts) is worn independently or integrated into garments like delicate modern armour.