Chloé's fall 2019 collection opened up by showcasing postcards with various key Karl Lagerfeld collections printed on them. He designed for the house for 25 years, and with the recent news of his passing, it felt like a beautiful tribute to the late designer. As for the clothes, designed by creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi, they were distinctly feminine with a touch of '70s flair. All pieces felt intrinsically wearable, non-fussy and without the frills — like something you might wear to work or during a morning errand run. Here's everything else you need to know about the show.
A defining print of the collection was the Prince of Wales checked fabrics. In red, cream and and gray — skirts, outerwear, trousers — were the first couple of strong pieces in the early stages of the show.
There may have only been a couple of denim pieces, but they were among some of the strongest in the collection. Jeans came with stiff pockets and cuffed at the bottom, for example, for a totally vintage aesthetic.
Thick and chunky necklaces that resembled talismans — popular during the '70s — punctuated the collection. Here they were styled with denim, button downs, even sweaters.
On flowy garments like midi skirts and floaty dresses, an abstract floral print was present. Unsurprisingly, floral prints for fall are headed towards being one of this season's biggest trends.
From trench coats to puffers and all the way back to cocoon-like jackets and bombers, outerwear was one of the strongest elements of the collection. It didn't feel trendy or fleeting; rather it resembled the kind of clothes women want to wear for a new, more modern version of power dressing.
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