The Creative Director displayed her politically charged Ready-To-Wear collection without holding back.
A concept that is turning into a common theme throughout multiple fashion houses’ Autumn/Winter 2019 collections, Chloé took an abruptly political stance when presenting its runway show during Paris Fashion Week.
With dramatic music creating a sense of panic and urgency, an omnipresent voice stated as the show began that the collection will explore the relationship between sentiment and political involvement.
Throughout the show, phrases such as ‘domestication of the mind’, ‘coalition over conflict’ and ‘reason over madness’ were uttered as models strutted along the catwalk.
And this conflict was reflected in both the garments and accessories. Structured shapes were broken up by flowing fabrics that created an impression of trying to escape or break free from the core of the garment.
Check trousers flared out at the last minute at the ankle, and tightly structured blazers faded down into flowing fabrics at the hips.
Elsewhere, overused pockets featured heavily on everything from trousers to skirts and denim dresses, adding a utility element across the line.
Oversized necklaces and earrings with a playful element overlapped the smart wear and gold cuff bracelets were worn over shirts and jackets. Dresses and skirts were designed to mimic a jumper wrapped around and tied at the waist, mixing the formal and the casual.
Colour wise, burnt oranges and beiges were worn together while indigo and pale yellow hues complimented one another.