Chloe Cruise/Resort 2012
New York: Having dismissed designer Hannah MacGibbon after her F/W 11 collection for the label, Chloé announced that it would replace her with Clare Waight Keller, who formerly designed Pringle of Scotland. Keller’s first collection will be for S/S 12, so Chloé’s Resort collection was in the hands of the house’s design team. Drawing from the archives, the team presented feminine looks with a 1970s feeling. Flared-leg pantsuits and easy midi dresses were high points, though contemporary pieces with a sporty sensibility, including a teal anorak and a slouchy sweat suit, were on-trend and appealing. Bow necklines, ruffled sleeves and fine pleating infused pieces with the femininity for which the label is known. While in a holding pattern waiting for its new designer to start, Chloé’s design team did well to focus on the house’s heritage. –Joanna Manganaro

Color: Apricot / Peachy pink / Teal / Mint green / White / Black / Kelly green / Taupe / Grey

Key Items: Flared-leg pantsuits / Long, flowing dresses / Anorak / Sweat suit / A-line skirts

Materials: Poplin shirtings / Firm suitings / Fluid silk / French terry / Denim / Chiffon / Satin

Print + Pattern: Faded florals

Details + Trim: Bow necklines / Ruffled sleeves / Pleating / Utility details for anorak / Sequin and jewel embellishments / Ruching

Accessories + Footwear: Stacked bangles / Skinny belts with gold detailing / Boxy bags and wristlets / Envelope clutches / Slouchy shoulder bags / Round-toe pumps with multiple straps

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