Chloé Creative Director Clare Waight Keller discovered writer Anne-France Dautheville, a fabulous-looking Frenchwoman who traveled across Europe and through the Middle East on a motorbike in the 1970’s. In a book about her journey, Dautheville wrote, “I went around the world, because, in the end, it was just a little further. Because time ceased to exist, and the fleeting moments of chance encounters along the way were the only thing that mattered.”
The Chloé Fall 2016 collection was all about travel with a direct link between vintage photos of Dautheville and Waight Keller’s new collection. Among the forty-three looks, Keller spotlighted airy dresses adorned with ruffles, fur and sleek leather. A silk scarf worn around the neck and biker boots in autumnal shades finish the look.
A pair of black leather salopettes worn over one of those souped-up fleeces is destined to be the collection’s most popular look. But there was no shortage of dresses to make us dream: a white caftan densely embroidered with pearl buttons and other colorful bits and bobs, and Frederikke Sofie’s tufted trapeze dress, so light it seemed to float around her.
See the Chloé girls take their front row seats, join us backstage and discover the new Fall-Winter 2016 collection on the runway in Paris.