Sunday, September 21, 2008
Chloé Autumn/winter 2008 Collection
Layered chiffon gown
Yellow silk chiffon gown with gray underlay and bead embellishment. Chloé dress has a keyhole opening on front, a high neck, button fastenings on back, a pleated waistband and button fastenings on back. 95% polyamide, 5% laiton; 100% silk. Dry clean. French sizing. This style runs true to size.
Floral print dress
Multicolored silk long sleeve empire line dress with a drawstring gathered neckline. Chloé dress has keyhole detailing at front, a contrasting print at yoke, a side zip fastening and is fully lined. 100% silk. Dry clean. French sizing. Due to the keyhole opening at front it is not possible to wear a bra hidden underneath.
Striped chunky cardigan
Multicolored short sleeve striped chunky cardigan with a button fastening at the neck. Chloé cardigan has short sleeves and front patch pockets. 46% mohair, 34% wool, 20% polyamide. Dry clean only. This style runs to size.
Silk chiffon floral dress
Multicolored silk chiffon floral print sleeveless dress with asymmetric skirt. Stella McCartney dress has a slight V-neck, button detail at bib, has a scroll paneled bodice, a dropped waist with a side self-tie belt and is fully lined. 100% silk; lining: 100 % silk. Dry clean. French sizing. This style runs true to size.
Floral print blouse
Multicolored floral print demi-sheer chiffon blouse with self-tie at neck. Chloé blouse has balloon sleeves and simply slips on. 100% silk. Dry clean. French sizing. This style runs true to size.
Embellished cropped jacket
Black wool flannel cashmere blend cropped jacket with diamanté embroidery through front. Chloé jacket has lapels and buttons to fasten through front, has faux welt pockets, full sleeves with zipped cuffs and is fully lined. 95% wool, 5% cashmere; lining: 65% cotton, 35% silk. Dry clean.
Mongolian shearling coat
Light gray Mongolian lambskin shearling coat with crystal embroidery. Chloé coat has a high neck, hook fastenings and a knitted jersey lining. 100% cashmere; 70% wool, 30% cashmere. Dry clean. French sizing. This style runs true to size.
Gold metal enamel & crystal flower necklace. Chloé necklace has three graduated poppies with contrast crystal detailing and a lobster clasp to fasten. Necklace drop measures approximately 15cms / 6 inches.
Raised leaf boots
Gray leather and suede pointed toe boots with an approximately 100mm / 4 inch skinny heel and a 10mm / 0.5 inch hidden platform. Chloé boots have contrast panel detailing and a zip at the side to fasten. Italian sizing. This style runs true to size.
Studded leather boots
Black leather knee high boots with an approximately 120mm / 4.5 inch heel and gold stud embellishement. Chloé boots have an almond-shaped toe and simply pull on. Italian sizing. This style runs true to size.
Here she comes, this winter’s Chloé girl, whose urban ennui never dampens her deep lust for life. A worldly creature with an aristocratic past and a walk on the wild side present…
One day, she is in a fox, beaver and coyote jacket, insouciantly worn with a billowing musketeer silk blouse and stovepipe pants whose very proper English morning stripe is scrolled with very un-proper gothic blooms. The next, she is feeling for
something that is free, loose, and flowing - a rose griffe print silk dress that skims over her body before languidly flaring out towards the floor. If she needs something to throw on top, she’ll grab the lean, nipped-shouldered wool coat with velvet buttons that she borrowed from her Kensington nanny, the coat she could never be bothered to return. Yet no matter what she wears, this Chloé girl is never without her jewel-like compact bag, in shiny leather rimmed with python, which
hangs from her shoulder by a multi-chain strap. Super pointed spike heels in patent leather and crocodile sharpen up the look.
There are amply proportioned, masculine-look overcoats, with folkloric side slits, in classic English herringbone or check tweeds, slipped over bejeweled organza and mousseline tutu skirts. Victorian-inspired narrow cuffs and a high neckline
adorn a lace cocktail dress… Lace or gazar polo shirts and cropped, straight fit boyfriend sweaters are the crucial underpinnings… And add this season’s essential Lurex leggings or floral glitter tights, and the whole look really rocks.
Chloé’s long-standing tradition of richly imaginative prints is continued. There are many ornate, opulent patterns—border-edged Pallenberg paisleys, bold medallions, and naive lace designs that look like they have been collaged from the furnishing
remnants of a once sumptuous, now abandoned, manor house. The color palette is like a jewellery box being opened on a darkening winter’s day: amethyst, rose, and evergreen, contrasted with black, biscuit, smoke grey, and midnight
This season, the CHLOé girl belongs to the magpie school of looking good. «She is a little vagabond, a little boheme, in spirit, and in her life» says Paulo Melim Andersson, Chief Designer of the house. (Source: Press Release Chloé)
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