PFW S/S13: Chloé

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By Kristin Knox October 02, 2012
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Photo credit: Imaxtree
Celebrating her 60th this season, the Chloé girl nonetheless retains that fresh blush of youth that has made her a mainstay of chic for the better part of half a century. Turning out a tour de force in monochrome, Clare Waight Keller spun out a birthday collection ticking all the requisite brand signature boxes. Key word being boxes. Silhouettes were ample and rectangular, square-cut cropped layers layered over flowing pencil trousers, exaggerated coats boasted huge, fluttering shingled triangular sleeves. Re-cap on New YorkLondonMilan and Paris Fashion Week here. The minimalist ruffle reared its head once again, rippling off of necklines rounded or asymmetrical or flouncing off the drop waist of a flared above-the-knee skirt,confirming its status as the oxymoronic style statement of the season. In more than one occasion it rose vertically off the collar creating an Elizabethan (or lizard) gesture. The ruffle was at its best when taking a cue from the seashore rather than the Shakespearean where circular pieces of pleated sheer white chiffon were layered one over another and cinched together with a tiny gold belt. Excessive tissue-style floral applique to mini skirts and the right leg of a mustard trouser spoke to the brand's nascent girliness but failed to inspire. Over-sized magnolias in navy climbed across a generously cut trapeze coat and was teamed with a pencil skirt of the same. White grid-cut lace was spun into basket shorts and paired with over-sized white mens' shirting or inserted with sheer panels to resemble a peekaboo birdcage.

Read our Chloéautumn/winter 2012-123 show report here

Striped wrap-around pyjama suiting mixed and matched with black separates will be welcome additions to any Chloé girl's closet, as will the strappy copper pumps.
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