Chloé Pre-Fall 2016
SHOP CHLOÉ PRE-FALL 2016 READY-TO-WEAR:
For Pre-Fall 2016, the Chloé woman will be traipsing from a weekend idyll in Morocco (a tapestry coat of many colors) to a music festival (patchwork silver sequined track pants and billowy silk blouse) to the wilds of upstate New York via Brooklyn (denim tunic worn with zip-legged denim pants stuffed into crepe-soled shearling boots). There was shearling outerwear of many types, but Waight Keller didn’t skimp on lighter stuff like wispy point d’esprit dresses and sheer lace frocks, a smart move considering the clothes are arriving in stores just as summer temperatures start to take hold. From the looks of things, the Chloé woman’s lifestyle doesn’t entail much time spent in an office, but when it’s necessary, she’s lucky enough to get away with long trousers in a decidedly noncorporate shade of apricot or smocked-waist, super-wide-leg pants in gray marl sweatshirt fabric. Nearly everything here had a slouched-on, slightly-to-significantly oversize silhouette, which added to the overall carefree spirit.
Imagining a dancer’s regime – the languid rhythms of a studio warm-up, the ritual of the dressing room, and the graceful performance of the stage – the new Fall 2016 collection sees elements of dancewear elevated and reworked alongside sporty separates and opulent cocktail-wear. Richly textural and enveloped in warm autumnal hues, a sense of transeasonal duality abounds in this season’s effortlessly layered look. A languid and carefree silhouette is exhibited in the fluted sleeves, skirt, and pant shapes that fall below the knee and to the floor. Chloé’s signature ‘flou’ is found in flounced drawstring shirts and tiered gowns ornately worked with pleats and ruching – pieces that float off the body beneath bouclé knit coats and leather-trimmed shearling.