On September 26th, fashion powerhouse Chloe held their Spring/Summer 2020 show in Paris.
Creative Director Natacha Ramsay-Levi referred to it as: “An essential manifesto for the Chloe woman” and “a fundamental vision of femininity anchored in reality.”
Masculine silhouettes were fused with feminine detailing following on from the Autumn/Winter 2019 catwalk trends. There was also dynamic diversity in terms of fabrics, fit, and styling.
And the result? A unique and undeniably fabulous SS20 collection.
Don’t believe me? The following key messages confirm it.
1. Juxtaposed Tailoring
Firstly, Chloe embraced the notion of the “modern working woman” by creating outfits that consisted of tailored two-pieces with keyhole-collared shirts that revealed just the right amount of flesh.
De-constructed button-up skirts were also paired with puffed-sleeve blouses to elevate the element of romanticism on the catwalk.
Then there was the razor-sharp short version of the boilersuit that made fashionistas worldwide swoon. Why? Well, it channeled utilitarian chic at its finest.
Speaking of the short boilersuit, this was part of a neutral color story championed by the Chloe SS20 range.
The caramel, biscuit, chocolate, chestnut and beige shades that were seen at the AW19 shows will be making a comeback. But at Chloe, they were joined by pops of sorbet shades like peach, strawberry pink, and baby blue.
Black and white also reigned supreme with dark leather returning for another round on the style-sphere.
3. Little House on the Prairie
Finally, other prominent pieces that featured during the Chloe SS20 show included floor-grazing dresses in vintage florals and voluminous shapes.
Shirred bodices, high-neck ruffled collars, pleats, and corset-style bustiers were also key accents. Think: the contemporary, fashion-forward take on “Little House on the Prairie.”
(Bonnet not necessary.)
The Chloe SS20 Collection: Creative and Captivating
It feels like there was so much going on during the Chloe SS20 show—but in the very best way.
After all, there was never a dull moment. And there’s something so refreshing about seeing that amount of creativity in one catwalk. Chloe, I applaud you.