Runway Report: Chloe SS16

Along with careless ease, subtle athleticism and slouchy sexiness, the overriding attitude exuded by Chloe’s Spring 2016 collection was one of optimism (or “sprited optimism,” to quote the show notes more accurately). This sense of exuberance was best expressed through designer Clare Waight Keller’s use of a rainbow motif, rendered in pastel tones down the legs of voluminous trousers, in billowy georgette silk dresses, and as an accent along the soles of wedge slides.  Also adding to the joyful vibe were the swingy tassels, ties and drawstrings that adorned smocked boatneck blouses, pleated gypsy skirts and stonewashed denim separates.
In a collection that felt distinctly youthful and carefree, the essential Chloe DNA managed to remain undiluted by the trends put forth for next season. As we’ve come to expect from a Chloe summer wardrobe, there were ample servings of feminine bohemia in the form of lace trims, poet shirts, eyelet, macramé, and groovy prints. Even the tracksuit jackets – a surprisingly sporty offering from this brand – were reinvented à la Chloe girl, precisely executed in flattering cuts, retro color combinations and yummy fabrics.

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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.