For Chloe Resort 2016, Claire Waight Keller took inspiration from musician and composer Brian Eno. According to Keller, what inspired her about Eno was his ability to convey different attitudes when performing, which took her to dividing this collection into three parts: one, a group in gothic black featuring lace maxi dresses and skirts, two: a feral group emphasising animal prints and jacquards and three: the signature glam-rock romance inspired pieces. The skirts in this collection are sharply cut and simply dead sexy such as the Chloe straight skirt with printed polka dots, lace detail at the hem and front and back split in anthracite and white. The feminine yet gothic, vintage inspired piece can be paired with its counterpart, the Chloe long-sleeved, collared button-down shirt, also featuring polka dot printing and black lace detailing at the neckline in anthracite and white, for an elegant and composed look. From the second story of the collection is the Chloe straight skirt featuring a leopard jacquard print and front and back split in multi-coloured tawny. Loved for its sexy yet sophisticated look, this skirt is perfect for a summer’s night out, as is its counterpart, the long-sleeved collared button down shirt featuring leopard print on gauzy cotton. Another statement piece from the leopard print collection is the Chloe crew neck trapeze dress with lace tie detail at the hem and leopard print on gauzy cotton, in multi-coloured tawny. The unique piece exudes boldness through patterning, while maintaining youthful femininity through the loosely fitted shift style. For pure, statement glamour however, there is the Chloe leopard jacquard coat. Featuring oversized sleeves, a large collar and concealed snap buttons, there is nothing understated about this coat, making it a highly coveted piece. Chloe’s RTW Pre-SS16 collection is also noted for its series of stunning blouses, demonstrating Claire Waight Keller’s functional acknowledgement of the season. The Chloe long-sleeved, crepe de chine blouse featuring a v-neck ruffle and black neck tie in milk is an iconic representation of the Chloe label. Exuding modern sophistication infused with elements of vintage femininity such as the neck tie and flared sleeves, the lightweight blouse is the ideal work wear piece as seen in Vogue US, Elle UK and on the Harper and Harley blog. Alternatively, there is the Chloe long-sleeved double-layered crew-neck blouse with a rounded hemline and crepe de chine embellishment in black or milk, for a simple yet elegant wardrobe basic that transcends from work to play. The statement piece of the crepe story is the Chloe sleeveless, v-neck trapeze dress with lace-up and tassle detail at the hemline, in black. The functional dress can be worn for any occasion, and paired with the reversible quilted bomber jacket with tiger embroidery in green for a creative and sophisticated look. Romantic embroidery is also evident in the long-sleeved heavily embroidered ethnic style empire line tunic top featuring an elastic neckline, in navy. Alternatively, there is its counterpart, the sleeveless heavily embroidered drop-waist dress with lace tie detailing at the chest and a ruffle neckline, also in navy, for a complete, feminine look. A Chloe collection would not be complete without a bit of plaid, however. The Chloe crew neck cropped jumper with fringing detail at hem and picnic plaid jacquard in multi-beige nude or red, green and navy, conveys the vintage, feminine and youthful attributes that the Chloe label is known and loved for.
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