Sunday, March 8, 2015

Chloé by Clare Waight Keller fall 2015

Trousers draggin', slowly draggin' through the street
Yes, I'm walking, but I'm walking without feet... came to mind after seeing this collection. By the way, those are lyrics written in 1932 and certainly seem prescient in the 21st century.

Let me get this all clear in my head here... we have: lace trimmed satin skirts that look like slisp with sweaters and leather bags, and then we have a slew of floor length coats. We also have coats that look like they are a few sizes to big so that the wearer is  literally swallowed up in them , then we have some hippie bleached out denim stuff and lest us forget the patchwork quilt patterns. So let me sum this up, we have 60s, 70’s 80’s 90’s and just about anything else that stuck to the wall and paste that all together and you have Fall 2015. You can see a little Annie Hall, a little peasant, a lot of droopy stuff and yet this is supposed to be what women will pay 1000s to look like! I think not!

For me this is just one more thrift shop based collection in search of a customer. This is surely not the Chloe of Karl Lagerfeld and Gaby Aghion. This looks like it should be in Urban Outfitters not Neiman Marcus. Clare Waight Keller can surely find better inspirations and interpret them better than what she is presently running out. At best it looks like contemporary sportswear and surely not designer collection. Again, who is steering the ship here other than the accountants?

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