Oct 16, 2018 | By Nigel Taylor
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Paris: For her second season at Chloé, creative director Clare Waight Keller’s capitalized on the successful elements of her previous Pre-Fall and S/S 12 collections. This meant an offering of chicly slouchy separates, subtly tomboyish, save for the pretty powdery palette and the presence of brushed silk and delicate lace. Things had a definite loungewear influence — wool trousers with rib knit cuffs resembled sweatpants and panels of quilted satin evoked vintage bed jackets. Texture was a key element, and ensembles were built on a juxtaposition of surfaces like lacquered leather with spongy wools. Most successful was the selection of slightly tweaked outerwear — cocoon-like collarless coats, an oversized duffel feminized in petal pink, and a cropped parka with extra-full, elongated sleeves. Overall, the collection achieved a desirable balance pretty yet masculine, easy yet tailored, and comfortable yet chic. —Anna Jane Davis
Silhouette: Slouchy Sacks / Oversized + Easy
Color: Ivory / Butter / Petal Pink / Powder Blue / Cherry Red / Butterscotch / Chocolate / Rust / Navy / Teal
Key Items: Silk button-front shirt / Chunky sweater / Wool “sweatpants” / Drop-waist sack dress / Gathered-hem skirt / Pastel parka
Materials: Brushed silk / Lace / Taffeta / Chunky knits / Spongy + heavy wools / Quilted satin + cotton / Leather / Shearling
Print + Pattern: 70s plaid / Micro checks
Details + Trim: Gathered elastic waistbands + hems / Rib knit cuffs / Oversized pockets / Piping / Mixed material piecing / Embroidery + appliqué
Accessories + Footwear: Satchels + accordion clutches / Chunky round toe pumps with ankle straps
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