Tuesday, March 24, 2009

Go Easy Girl ... Chloé F/W 09-10 Collection

When we talk about dressing down and be carefree, the only set of apparel lingering in our mind that we tend to associated with these words is the laidback jeans and simple tee shirts.

However, Miss Chl
oé has a different take on what it is like to dress down and be uninhibited, Chloé’s style. That would be having an entire closet of clothes fashioned from only the luxurious materials one could think with a healthy dose of gentle romanticism and easy sexiness.

For the upcomin
g fall/winter 2009, Chloé, under the direction of Hannah MacGibbons, is more than happy to show you how to have a careless and unconstrained season of fashion without forsaking luxury.

Staged to the anticipating fashion crowd in Paris recently, Hannah, who is also former assistant to Chloé’s former creative director Phoebe Philo, presented her fresh perspective on how a Chloé woman or girl should dress up when the trees start to shed their leaves, followed by sombre grey sky and snow.

Adopting menswear influences into the collection, the show kick-started with a simple ensemble of menswear-inspired shirt in long-sleeved button front shirt and relaxed man’s pants.

The amazing pair is complemented with a thin leather belt and a thrown-on pressed felt cape with leather trim,
evoking the classic Montana ruggedness feel but still, with an ounce of European chic. Also capturing attention is the lace-front ankle boots in leather, your most trusted warmth and comfort provider in winter months.

An array of laidback yet simple pieces followed suit such as button front shirt with leather shorts matched with printed felt cape and high thigh pirate boots; button front top and relaxed man’s trousers worn underneath classy belted felt trench coat, high waist suede-y shorts with long sculpted sleeves peasant-styled top with frills, foreman-styled button down jumpsuit with sash tied around waist, a simple military-styled striped top in black with gold hued ribbons paired with dark green harem pants with sash, as well as classic military jacket and jogging pants pair.

To live up the girly spirit of Chloé, Hannah has put a great amount of effort into the dresses and it could be visibly seen on the velvety black wraparound dress over-layered with white scalloped collar, placket and extended sleeves. The sash, which ties around the wearer’s waist, is richly decorated with glimmering glitters.

Accompanying the stylish look on stage is a pair of Baroque sandals in posh printed python skin. Also grabbing attention among the fans of colour white is the button front shirt and Middle Eastern chic harem pants ensemble with tasselled obi belt.

Of course, Chloé, as usual would end her day and dazzle the crowd at night with a selection of stunning evening wears.

There’s a toga-styled jump suit with billowy trousers in decadent black velvet, a classic fringed A-line dress, the truly eccentric one-shoulder top with knotted shoulder in liquid bronze paired with high waist cuffed pants, and not to forget, my pick of the crop – goddess-y long gown with peplumed waist and butterfly knotted sash over-layered with sheer and fluid pleated chiffon train.

Chloé’s fall/winter 2009 ready-to-wear collection will be available at Chloé stores and selected multi-brand retailers worldwide in early fall.

*Photos courtesy of Chloé.

Chloé – Lot 2.30, Couture Pavilion, Level 2, Pavilion KL, 168 Jalan Bukit Bintang, 55100 Kuala Lumpur.

1 fashionistas wrote ...:

Mr-Jeans said...

These all look very smart and not extravagent, with the expected arrival of high waisted womens trousers, shorts and mini skirts hitting our high street stores this summer, do you think this will be the end of the hipsters?