“Everything is just meant to be clean and simple; strong, honest clothes that don’t get over-complicated,” said Chloé’s Creative Director Clare Waight Keller about the Spring 2015 collection. With broderie anglaise lace, crisp topstitched denim, and gentle plissée chiffon were all selective pieces featured in this season’s line up. The collection also provided a fine if unwitting tribute to the house’s founder Gaby Aghion.
Waight Keller featured a series of short dresses constructed out of exquisite panels of lace in white or ochre, the fabric’s fragile romanticism playing off the sportiness of the shapes. She gradually worked it into other looks, such as a deep navy skirt worn with a navy chiffon shirt, or later on, at the finale, in thigh-grazing graphic white or seafoam evening dresses with all the ease of T-shirts, but enriched by the delicacy of the lace. Denim, as redolent of the house as the lace, was used for an oversize shirt with straight-cut, slightly cropped pants and a soft, washed ankle-length button-through skirt, while suede appeared in a belted safari jacket or a skirt and a dress embellished with a gleaming chain-link detail threaded through their waistlines.