Chloé Fall 2018 Ready-to-Wear Collection – Vogue
March 3, 2018 - shirtdresses
The conform attention fell tough for Natacha Ramsay-Levi’s debut. In one fell swoop, she definitively changed Chloé divided from a festival-chick-on-holiday vibes of her predecessor. Ramsay-Levi’s are not garments for Glastonbury. They’re for wearing to a Frieze Art Fair or a conform happening, places where people make studies of outfits (the ones doing a wearing and a ones doing a watching) and, in that studying, are charmed.
At a preview of her second collection progressing this week, Ramsay-Levi name-checked actresses of a ’70s selected like Anjelica Huston, Sissy Spacek, Isabelle Huppert, and Stéphane Audran—she’s familiar in cinema—and spoke of a draw of their auras. She set out to conjure something similar. “I wish her to be unequivocally strong, though we can’t unequivocally strech her,” Ramsay-Levi said. Her routine was to take utterly candid bourgeois pieces—like a shirtdress, say—and de-normalize them. She did it by stealing shirt buttons and formulating a skin-baring, open-V neckline accentuated by a prolonged match necklace; by dropping a waist; by adding blade pleats or embroideries; and, sometimes, by fixation estimable cut-outs during a hip. There was a lot of skin-baring in a collection, a underline that is some-more simply pulled off on a runway than in genuine life. Balancing her experimental, editorial inclinations were savvy details; a Chloé trademark hosiery looked like income in a bank, as did a corpulent jewelry.