Chloe's Collection For Spring 2007 At Paris Fashion Week
We're nearing the end of Fashion Week around the world and I'm starting to get catwalk fatigue, nothing's been really grabbing my attention of late. Luckily for you and I both, we can count on Chloe to come up with a fashion show that makes you fall in love with fashion all over again. Despite the fact that Phoebe Philo is long gone and Paulo Melin Anderson hasn't taken up the helm I thought the collection was really invigorating. There wasn't anything totally ground-breaking to see from this show, but you did see a collection of beautiful, dreamy outfits.
Short-sleeved trapeze coats, wide-leg short trousers and empire-line dresses are nothing new but within the distinctive and studied colour palette those familiar shapes acquired a fresh new feel. Mustard, russet, brown, and tomato shades are usually associated with autumn, but were lifted by sharp blues, aquamarines and corals. The other ingredient to make this show stand out was a very consistent aesthetic, looks were heavily inspired from the late sixties and ladylike without being fussy or uncomfortable. On paper this show shouldn't have been a success, but on the whole I think it is a small victory for the Chloe team, and makes the wait for Paulo Melin Anderson a little sweeter.