Chloé puts on optimistic showcase of modern must-haves at Paris Fashion Week as Clare Waight Keller unveils her final collection
Optimism prevailed as British designer Clare Waight Keller unveiled her final collection for Chloé in paris today.
Citing a mix of eras as her reference points, butterfly print smock dresses, cuddly clipped shearling coats and patent leather pinafore dresses layered over psychedelic blouses honoured the Seventies spirit of founder Gaby Aghion, while the addition of bold colour block track pants and fleece hoodies hinted at Waight Keller’s more recent preoccupation with the Nineties.
“It was a punctuation mark at the end of what I’ve done here,” said the designer ahead of her show.
Waight Keller’s departure, which was announced at the end of January, marks the end of a six-year tenure at the French fashion house during which the British designer is credited with delivering modern must-haves which stayed true to the house’s signature aesthetic. Wearable collections infused with an effortlessly feminine sensibility and a boyish approach to tailoring are key to Waight Keller’s legacy and her final collection sought to honour just that.