While I loved the Fall 2012 Chloé collection, I was amongst the many people questioning when Claire Waight Keller would put her own stamp on the label and shake things up. Having seen the images of the label's Resort 2013 collection, I've changed my mind.
The collection was everything you would expect from Chloé, feminine, practical and comfortable but that's not actually a bad thing. Like a good loyal pair of jeans, you can easily slip into any of it. What it does show is that Waight Keller is completely at grips with what the brand's DNA and what the Chloé woman wants.
The romantic feel came from pieces like a pair of pink shorts with a a subtly scalloped hemline and a series of white dresses that you will easily be able to rely on season after season; but it wasn't all frills and femininity. Crisp poplin and cotton grosgrain added a sharpness to shirts and blouses, which served as the perfect counterbalance to the girlie pieces.