Runway Report: Chloe AW18

For Fall 18, Natacha Ramsay-Levi said that, unlike last season’s “table of contents of different women,” for this collection, she focused on “going deep into the identity of one woman, the fact that we like to dress up and we like to change and we like to sometimes show one side of our personality and sometimes another side.”

The designer embraced the brand’s long-running reputation for airy volumes with a range of dresses in voluminous silk. Each featured peekaboo lace panelling or skin-revealing side cutouts and to-the-waist V-necklines. There was also a series of layered crop tops, suits with elastic ankle hems, breezy trench coats and zippered flares.

Shades of brown were paired with patterned collars that peeked out from blazers and sweaters and were finished with leather boots, which were wrapped with nylon straps giving the collection a sense of French ease.

Chloé has long been the go-to label for cool, bohemian chic women, but since Ramsay-Levi took the reigns, there has been a subtle but distinct shift in the type of customer the brand is targeting. That is a more mature woman than the carefree, hippie-ish Chloé girl of the past.

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