Chloé autumn 2016 – romantic nostalgia for the independent woman

Chloé always has a story to tell… about a girl and her adventures. But this season there is a collection provoking a little nostalgia.

If this passing summer Chloé managed to awake the festival diva in most of us, the label is taking us on a more serious journey filled with nostalgia for the coming autumn. We all adored those festival dresses, off-the-shoulder tops, colourful tassels creating movement and light breezy fabrics perfectly suited for the hot summer days. It was a collection that made an explicit connection with free-spirited girls of all ages, and this vibe translates to the coming collection.

Chloé inspiration

The coming autumn collection has a direct link to the 70s era, but with a completely new vibe. The inspiration of the new line is the French writer Anne-France Dautheville, the first woman to motorcycle solo across Europe and through the Middle East in the 1970s.

“I went around the world, because, in the end, it was just a little further. Because time ceased to exist, and the fleeting moments of chance encounters along the way were the only thing that mattered.”

Anne-France Dautheville, describing her journey

I guess we can simply look at the collection as a manifesto of our plugged-in era in which we spend most days crunched over a phone screen and day dreaming of exciting adventures. We live in days when such a journey especially for a woman traveling alone is close to impossible. Clare Waight Keller, Chloé’s creative director, has turned the appreciation of the wanderlust in so many of us to the brand’s top asset, enabling us to channel that festival girl who can occupy herself with just anything.

Chloé autumn 2016 collection

The brand’s iconic ruffled silk and lace tops and romantic dresses are combined with tougher yet luxury pieces like biker jackets and leather pants.

“The show’s high-low vibes are a timely evolution of the typically high-high Chloé aesthetic, one in keeping with the streetwise sensibility…”

Nicole Phelps for Vogue

Slightly smudged bottom lid liner and lips in a natural pink hue are topped off by hair looking as if the wind has just played with it. Over-the-ankle leather boots and choker style scarves are showing underneath oversized loose tops. Freely falling high neck dresses and blouses are contrasting against cigarette trousers and flight jackets.

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Photo credit: Kim Weston Arnold

 

 

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