Succeeding last season’s virtual motorcycle trip, Chloe’s Clare Waight Keller was in the mood for a more urban vibe. “I wanted to bring it back to the city. It was time to clean it up,” she said backstage, wearing an oversize white tee tucked into high-waisted pants. A version of that look would come down the runway a few moments later. Waight Keller works on instinct, subtly attuned to the vagaries of her own desires and wardrobe needs. Waight Keller was content to give her customers what they already want - or at least updated versions of it. Her pleated, tiered, and lace-trimmed frocks in sorbet shades were short this season, rather than floor grazing. Also in the mix: ditzy floral prints on a camisole and an off-the-shoulder top worn with matching pants. They were a sweet compromise between the familiar Chloé and the new. If there is one thing that you can justify investing in this SS17 season, it’s a statement bag. Whether you are in search of a spacious everyday bag, an evening companion or the perfect cross-body bag, Parlour X is your one-stop destination for this season’s greatest selection of Chloe must-have bags. Few bags have proved as enduringly popular as Chloe’s Drew. The motty-grey grained-leather version is enhance by gold-tone metal accents – note the bar-clasp fastening and skinny chain shoulder strap, with suede-lined interior to neatly stow those small essentials. Carry it on the shoulder or even cross-body to add instant polish to pared-back looks. With a compact shape and feminine motty-grey hues, Chloe’s grained lamb-leather Drew bag will bring a note of elegance to your daily edit. It’s polished with the signature gold-tone metal bag-clasp fastening, and is anchored by a chain shoulder strap. Carry it to bring a ladylike feel to an abstract-print dress. Following the compact design also includes the caramel-brown Drew bag – an overall perfect new season must-have! Crafted from grained leather to a classic horseshoe shape, contrasted with smooth calf-leather sides and base, it also features the same signature gold-tone bar clasp. Looking for a sleek new season little black bag? Tap into Chloe’s easy-chic aesthetic with the label’s coveted black-grained leather Drew Bag with heightened gold-tone bar-clasp fastening and slender chain shoulder strap in either silver or gold tones. Sling it confidently over a breezy midi dress, using the compact grey suede-lined interior for just the essentials. Bringing a fresh update on its most coveted Drew Bag, Chloe welcomes the black leather and suede cross-body bag with polished gold-tone metal hardware- slung over the shoulder with a wrap top and your favourite jeans is the perfect Parisian chic must-have style. Chloe’s caramel small Drew bag is a polished way to work the label’s bohemian ease. Crafted from lamb leather, this small bag packs a texture punch with the elevated gold-tone metal chain strap that is simply knotted to the top loops. Swing it over office separates through the week, working it with flared jeans on the weekend. Conceal your essentials this season with Chloe’s black small Drew bag. Tap into the label’s free-spirited sensibility – crafted from grained leather, and punctuated with brushed gold-tone metal bar clasp and long chain strap or change it up and double it for a shorter length, perfect for evenings out, a weel spotted style, which was all over the streets of New York, London, Milan and Paris during fashion week (on Miroslava Duma, Anna Dello Russo, Rumi Neely from Fashion Toast and Susie Lau from the Style Bubble) and even notable celebrities including Diane Kruger and Hailee Steinfeld, just to name a couple. Another highly coveted Chloe style is the Faye medium bag. It is crafted for a smooth nappa-leather, designed with a soft suede front flap, as well as a light-gold tone metal ring and side chain. Imbued with a 1970s-inspired flair, the Chloe medium Faye is the ultimate perfect wear-everywhere bag and at the same time completely future proof with the accordion silhouette, which expands to fit all your essentials. Choose for a wide colour selection at Parlour X including; classic tobacco, black, motty-grey, dark purple or fully blue and tuck it under the arm like an oversized clutch, or swing it gracefully from one shoulder. When it comes to shopping for the ultimate investment piece, Chloe’s timelessly elegant aesthetic of the Faye clutch is the must-have style in colours – black and classic tobacco. Crafted from a luxurious combination of suede and calf leather, it’s designed with a logo-debossed front flap and the signature gold-tone metal ring and chain. Open it to reveal three separate compartments for optimum organization. Carry yours against pared-back day and night looks for the ultimate statement style. A popular style this SS17 season is the Chloe Georgia, which has been spotted on Miranda Kerr and Elle MacPherson. Crafted from smooth leather, this sleek style – available in black or pastel gray, has a curved double front flap and gold geometric hardware. The spacious interior is complete with one large slot compartment for those on-the-go essentials. It will swing from your shoulder by the adjustable strap. Adored for its round contemporary lines, Chloe’s Hayley boho silhouette gives the bag a refined femininity and cool bohemian spirit. With functional sense of style and roomy interior, the bag is teamed with an oversized D-ring attachment and confident saddlery paneling to make it the essential day bag for the active Chloe IT girl. Unexpected embellishments including the signature knotted chain zipper puller and playful handtied leather shoulder strap uplift the boho bag. A versatile style in an array of colours including – black, nut, carmel and tan – adds tomboyish charm when worn across the body or evokes contemporary elegance hooked over the shoulder. Making an SS17 appearance is the iconic Marcie saddlebag both in medium and small sizing. Combined with Chloe’s distinct 70s spirit and romantic/feminine touches, this style packs all the signature features of the Marcie family into a compact companion for the practical women. The blend of harmonious clean lines and curved shapes is typical of the Maison’s play on both masculine and feminine notes. The luxe supple leather and contoured design are decorated by curved X buckles and saddle stitches for chic and casual style appeal. The medium and small Marcie bag can be worn over-shoulder or cross-body and is available at Parlour X in the following colour ways; Royal Navy, Tan, Nut, Plum Purple, Cashmere Gray and black to complement an wardrobe. With its double straps and signature dangling key clasp, the Chloe black Lexa handbag is a perfect foil for SS17’s bohemian, romantic silhouettes. The sensuality of different leather textures contracts with edgy metal studding and biker belt central panel to give the slouchy bag some characteristic attitude. The choice of straps means it looks just as good hung over the shoulder as worn across body.
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