It is so refreshing to witness an utterly gimmick-free collection. As much as I love summer fur and leather in theory, such appropriated materials really have no place on my summer holidays! For those who don’t wish to burn up at the beach, Clare imparted an airy opulence onto the scene for Spring 2014. For the Chloé girl, transparency feels very natural. This isn’t a forced nonchalance; it’s Parisian in its roots and it’s innate. And it’s how the most stylish women dress. They roll out of bed, hand-tousle their ocean-salty waves, and pull on a nothing of a dress (yes, that’s an actual fashion term; I’ve become one of these people who uses these kinds of phrases – sorry!) they picked up on a recent vacation in Marrakesh.
Yes, the wise Chloé girl knows one need not wear brightly clashing fur nor ridiculous clown shoes to get attention. Instead, she plays it cool and reveals peek-a-boo skin, from the sheer knit sweaters the weight of chiffon to the nonchalantly knotted dresses made to expose the arm to the graphic lace frocks. Worn with barefoot flats and bleached cork mules, high-summer vibes reigned on this runway. Even the bags, in mini sizes and with hip-skimming strap lengths, speak of free-and-easy glamour for the woman who has little to worry about. Inspired by burning sand dunes and the unveiled body in scorching heat, a sense of modern exoticism made for a genuinely sensual collection.