Chloé Spring Summer Collection 2014 in Paris (with interview)
At the lycée carnot, the chloé collection by clare waight keller flaunts a relaxed look with light, transparent and spacious clothes for battling the intense summer heat. the models command the runway wearing no make-up with slicked-back hair. the designer focuses her efforts on the effects created by the materials with the use of pleated fabrics and silk cloqués, the levelling effect on the dresses and layering highlighted by neutral colours such as sand, khaki and beige. certain details must be remembered including mules with cork sole and graphic, touareg blue lace.
clare waight keller:
the fabric was critical in building this show; i think it really started with trying to create a sense of lightness and transparency and that really needed to come through in a modern way. of course, there is classical chiffon and georgette but for me this is something where i really needed to give a sharp look to the fabric.
there is a lot of plays with textures; texture between plissé or not, between girochelle or fil coupé, or cloqué fabrics, all of these things that are very textured but put together in a very light sense and volume so they become easy and relaxed.
it’s a high-heat kind of place you where you will be wearing these clothes but i think the temperatures are so different in the world right now so i started out quite urban with the jackets and the blouses and slowly it became much more airy and breezy just like it does in real life; the summer comes and you want all your skin bare.
music from the show