Chloé FALL/WINTER 2020 Show Recap

Chloé FALL/WINTER 2020 Show Recap

Through painting, sculpture and poetry Chloé questioned, challenged and celebrated the new ideals of modern femininity.

Through painting, sculpture and poetry Chloé questioned, challenged and celebrated the new ideals of modern femininity.

Text: Paul Madley

It’s been almost three years since Natacha Ramsay-Levy became the creative director of Chloé and for this season, the designer collaborated with female artist to present a new vision of femininity.

The show featured an installation of sculptures by the French artist Marion Verboom. While the soundtrack was provided by Marianne Faithfull. Faithfull, a long-time muse read excerpts of classical works by Louisa May Alcott, Lord Byron, F. Scott Fitzgerald, Frances Ellen Watkins Harper, Christina Rossetti and William Butler Yeats.

The show started with soft feminine tailoring, romantic silhouettes, and a reference to the '70s. We saw flowy chiffon dresses, varsity-inspired knits, mismatched blazers, flared suits and moments of denim. Ramsay-Levy then took typical masculine colors and transformed them for the Chloé girl. We saw demure hues of heather, dun, ochre, chestnut, dusty blues and burnt sienna.

There was also a collaboration with Rita Ackerman, artist and long-time friend of Ramsay-Levy. Ackerman granted Ramsay-Levy access to her archive and the designer used her paintings as prints. We saw flashes of Ackerman's work in coats, dresses, knitwear and shawls. It was also present in accessories. The classic Daria and Darryl handbags were transformed with Ackerman’s abstract figures. “It’s about a community of creative spirits. I love creative women,” said Ramsay-Levy.

There was a range of leather belts, enamel pins, delicate jewelry and menswear-inspired shoes. Models wore flats in the styles of derbies, monk straps, chelsea and Sorel-like lace-up boots. The show closed with a trio of pretty dresses, effortlessly chic, each with intricate necklines.

Take a look at the Chloé Fall/Winter 2020 collection below.

Credits: Images courtesy of Chloé

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