As each fashion season nears, there are few designers whose ready-to-wear collections I look forward to the most: Stella McCartney, Isabel Marant, Céline, Gucci, 3.1 Phillip Lim, Iro – but most of all – Chloé. I’m immediately drawn to the unconventional bohemian attitude that dominates each collection season after season, and I’m definitely not alone! We’ve seen trends spearheaded by Chloé that have become subject to the trickle-down effect, making these styles more affordable to the average consumer. Take Free People for example… if you compare these two collections, you can definitely pick up on stylistic similarities.
If you’re familiar with the Chloé brand, then you’re aware of their ongoing social media campaign for #chloeGIRLS. A #chloeGIRL is part of an international network of unique and talented women who embody the same principles the luxury Paris fashion Maison was founded on – freedom, lightness and femininity. Although I can barely afford a Chloé ensemble, with a simple top being twice that of my mortgage, do I consider myself a #chloeGIRL? Hell yeah I do! I was so fortunate to find this 1970s steampunk coat by Chloé from my favorite local vintage boutique – Century Girl Vintage. The detailing on this gem is out of this world amazing – lightweight velvet with ombré effect, metal clasps on the back and sleeves, corseted waist and metal structure on the back of what the general consensus believes to be a rooster? Whatever it is, it’s amazing.
Photography by WhitnessThis Photography