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"ChloéWinter 2012-2013 collection

Posted Sun 12 Aug 2012 07:39:09 pm in News, Beauty & Style | By Dubib.com News Desk

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Eclectic and playful, Chloé combines French sophistication with an English festival girl

style for a carefree, sporty collection. “It’s about a poetic and charming way of putting

things together, flirting with innocence from a place of strength,” says Chloé’s

Creative Director Clare Waight Keller.

Sophisticated laces and silks are mixed in a relaxed, nonchalant way through a wardrobe

punctuated by parkas, jogging pants, boyfriend culottes and silk scarf blouses,

combining fluid Parisian chic with easy English attitude.

Chloé’s knitwear has a playfulness in dimensional patchwork cables in felted wool

stretch and an enlarged floral intarsia for an airy lace sweater. Typically woven pieces

are reinvented in soft knits, such as the knit effect teddy shearling in a leather trimmed

v-neck.

Outerwear finds its ease in British military parka constructions, notably jackets in

padded and quilted cottons and silks, the hooded poncho and patchwork sheepskin

coats. Quilting as a technique is played out in the traditional sense, but also in a heat

embossed fluid version on modern Japanese fabrics.

For the evening, magnified off-white lace provides the foundation for a pearl-scattered

story with appliqué lace flowers. The new T-shirt is in fine lace with satin sleeves, whilst

A delicate combination of lace and silk refines the shirtdress.

Soft brights shine and light up Chloé’s eclectic mix, a rainbow of candy pinks, brick red,

lemon and apricot, dusty blues and mint, tempered with classic camel and a dash of

letterbox red.

Shoes range from rounded pumps with slanted and cone heels and loose ankle straps in

glazed leather and lizard, to evening sandals with oversized pearls. Chloé’s three-in-one

Lucy bag in quilted leather and crocodile with a chain strap and the oversized pochette

are key new shapes.





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