Chloé F/W 2011

Paris: Where last season’s collection was airy and ethereal, Hannah MacGibbon’s current offering for Chloé was more grounded and earthy. Leather and standout denim pieces lent a tactile element, and the ubiquitous use of dyed lizard and snakeskin prints conjured images of the desert rather than the club. Design details like piecing and whip-stitch binding added a crafty element to pieced skins and technicolor poncho. 70s silhouettes remained strong, with wide-leg pants and midi lengths in heavy rotation. While the snakeskin motifs began to feel repetitive, the overall look was on-trend, with vibrant, saturated colors and appealing separates.

Color: Mustard yellow / Mint / Kelly green / Oxblood / Rust / Khaki / Black / Olive / Cream / Red / Yves Klein blue

Key Items: Two-tone pants / Snake print dresses & button-ups / Pieced trench coat / Wide-leg cropped jeans

Materials: Leather + snakeskin / Chiffon / Fine- and medium-gauge knits / Fluid silks / Denim / Blanket woolens

Print + Pattern: Snake prints

Details + Trim: Piecing / Contrast plackets and collars / Macramé / Bow necks / Whip-stitching

Accessories + Footwear: Skinny belts / Large shoulder bags / Small tasseled handbags / Round-toe pumps / Chunky platform sandals / T-straps

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