When we think resort collections, normally we think shorter sleeves, open toes and the need for a good waxing and spa pedicure. When it comes to the Chloe resort 2016 collection, however, it appears that it is the warmer, more closed up pieces that attract the inspiration of the creative director. In Paris, Chloe appeared in all its glory, looking impeccably perfect. Now, the collection is just as captivating and perhaps with an even cozier feel throughout. Clare Waight Keller seems to have had Brian Eno on the brain with his Roxy music and all the vintage awesome that comes with it. In an interview with Clare, it soon became clear that her muse came in the form of an Eno summoning up different attitudes in his music, in the way he performed to the world.
The Chloe resort 2016 collection itself has been divvied up into three distinct sections, one taking on the pure darkness of gothic black, featuring maxi dresses in gorgeous lace and skirts of the same fabrics, the second sticking to the feral animal groups and bringing in the dangers of the jungle, while the final category focused on some bad romance, riffed on glam-rock and really bringing in the heavy guns when it comes to billowing skirts and ruffles along the hems. Chloe took its FW 2015 collection and revitalized it for the 2016 resort show.
Checked jackets that remind us of jock designed sports versions for the classy chic female appeared early on. This was immediately followed with some stark contrasts in the black, rather fashionable Puritan coming to mind. Think high neck, long sleeves and not an ounce of skin other than hands and face showing. At least the silhouette of the body beneath those layers is kept intact. Bohemian lacy pieces and plunging necklines on ruffled shirts make the cut, studding on the pinstriped pants speaking vintage meets modern with good taste. The skirts are maxis for the most part, the sleeves long even on the sheer lace pieces.
We see much in terms of the free-falling loose bohemian, with the open chest trend of 2015 translating into the resort collection Chloe presents for 2016. Leopards seem to also be the animals of choice here, on quilted jackets and handbags, appearing in al types of designs. Denim overalls are a cute alternative, matched with thick oversized knit sweaters in multi colors.
Off the shoulder or halter tops, plunging necklines or strict Puritan styles, it matter not. Chloe looks good no matter what it decides to present on that runway. The colors border on whites and beiges, gentle hues with gentile tailoring. The shoes are low and thick heeled, more on the professional and functional as opposed to the chic and sexy. With lace a big part of its resort collection and a huge focus on the more bohemian billowing skirts and tops, Chloe offers us the winter with the summer, the fall and the spring, served on a pretty golden platter.
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