“We want to be free. We want be free to do what we want to do, and we want to get loaded and have a good time. That’s what we’re gonna do, we’re gonna have a good time, we’re gonna have a party!” No sooner said than done. The Chloe spring/summer 2016 collection was a real springtime party conjuring some venue near beach impregnated with bohemian free-spirited ladies, who were gravitating to the springtime breeze to touch them and play with their soft hair and the sheer hems of their dresses.
So much ethereal and celestial was the Chloe spring 2016 lineup that we were effortlessly being charged with inexhaustible energy and optimism stimulating us to embrace wonderful life and do what we want to do. Actually this was the very result that the creative director of Chloe, Clare Waight Keller was aspiring to achieve and this was her vision of the lady strolling in the streets under springtime warm rays.
“It stems from youth but it brings something really sophisticated with it too and that comes through with the trackwear and mixing tangy and sweet colours,” she explained the lineup’s backbone backstage at the Grand Palais and continued: “I think it’s really important right now because there is a sense that optimism needs to come through in fashion and I felt it was important to reflect that in a generous way. I wanted to bring that through the fabrics, through the colours, the silhouettes.”
Overall, the entire Chloe SS 2016 collection can be defined as a super-effective mixture and hybridization of ’70s bohemian chic and ’90s sporty comfort, a combination that can rarely be found in anyone’s horizon except for that of Clare Waight Keller, who was definitely in a great hesitation whether to treat Chloe-addicted ladies with cozy sportswear or chic bohemian pieces this spring, then unexpectedly even for herself reaching a decision to mix and match them and form a hyper-free woman.
From the very beginning of the show, we managed to catch her frame of reference staring at a flaring floor-sweeping silk crêpon skirt of powder blue shade and floral prints matched with a navy blue-rosewood basketball jacket. The runway keeps on exhaling a range of tracksuits, pants and tops with sporty stripes, off-shoulder gipsy-inspired blouses and dresses of silk crêpon, subtle lace and even knitted texture, and a handful of roomy maxi skirts that should necessarily keep in touch with caressing breeze.
When it is about fall collections we are ready to see many military trenches and greatcoats with rough and strict shapes by our favorite fashion house, but it is lingerie lace, cheesecloth and eyelet effects that are reigning in the spring lineups. And we are again happy to see those lingerie-style slip dresses that are usually presented in pastel shades of Naples yellow, lavender pink, Pistachio green or ivory.
Boot-cut pants and harem pants are entirely disguising feminine legs, while super-mini and sheer lace slip dresses are not only to open attractive legs but also to show the right amount of sensual body. This is spring/summer 2016, which can never be discussed without mentioning the exuberance of ruffles, fringes, tassels, romantic bows and languid hems that are inundating the runway once again and impressing us with their sophistication and labyrinth structure.
With the bohemian spirit wondering among the garments, we should rest assured that it could touch footwear as well that has been designed a way as to perfectly go with so many colors and fringes. Lace-up flat sandals are going to be your strolling companions if you have already orientated to stay with the French refined fashion house Chloe and their breathtaking spring/summer 2016 fashion line for the upcoming spring.
Photos courtesy of Vogue