Runway Report: Chloe Fall 2016

Who better to inspire a fresh Chloé collection than a freethinking young beauty of the 1970’s who throws caution to the wind and travels across parts of the Middle East and Africa via motorbike?  Designer Clare Waight Keller found the perfect muse for her Fall 2016 collection in writer Anne-France Dautheville, whose memoir conjured a sense of wanderlust intrinsic to the Chloé aesthetic.

Dautheville’s daring attitude and adventurous streak were distilled into a collection that mixed boho with biker – a combination with enough hard and soft edges to leave most fashion followers enraptured.  Motocross details – zippers, snaps, topstitching – added a touch of boyish grit to the soft knits, billowy sleeves and transparent chiffons sent down the runway this season.

A collection from Waight Keller generally includes a heavy dose of hippie, flowy romance. Ruffles, chiffon, lace, movement and oversized cuts are de rigeur chez Chloé. But when that froth and flou intersects with the toughness of biker chick leather, modern magic is made.

About the Author

A fashion stylist, event designer, and style writer, Lucas Somoza has a keen eye for all things beautiful. Based in Paris, Lucas regularly collaborates with Olivia throughout Paris Fashion Week, producing editorials and contributing reviews of designer collections. You can follow Lucas on Instagram at @LucasSomoza.