This is Chloe's season. The obsession with the seventies; floor length coats, preferably with some shearling on the side, boho dresses with tall boots and peasant blouses...all textbook Chloe. So, you would excuse Clare Waight Keller if she put her feet up and served us some reheated 'Best Ofs' from the archive. Instead she jumped right in, challenging herself with what the modern day woman wants and the results were joyous. If, for other brands, ticking off the Stevie Nicks must-have list feels forced (how many pictures of Stevie do we reckon have been pinned on inspiration boards this season?) for Chloe it's heritage. Cue Dreams and let the show begin!
For every floor length sheer frilly dress there was a sharp double-breasted trouser suit. For every peasant blouse an impeccable coat. Nothing felt costumey, not even Anja Rubik in a purple (purple!) tiered dress, little gilet and skinny scarf. A check trouser suit, the lapels of the jacket big and the elbows peaked, the trousers cuffed and roomy, a skinny belt casually tied, looked like the perfect bridge between vintage and modern. Little lace-trimmed slip dresses stole the attention away from all that boho and if you're wondering how you'd wear that, how about throwing a silk blouse on top and putting on some sturdy block heel boots? There was something pretty hot about a black velvet dress, the neckline low and scalloped, with its lingerie straps, silk tie scarf and tassels hanging loose. The Chloe woman in her element - dangerous stuff!