Wednesday, 26 January 2011


Hannah MacGibbon departed from her palette of neutral hues and introduced a shock of colour for Chloe’s Pre Fall collection. Alongside the beiges and muted shades of recent seasons, an autumn palette of black, rust, grey was combined with a shock of bright buttercup yellow. Continuing with the seventies aesthetic she has championed for the last few seasons; MacGibbon sent out midi skirts, tailored flares and a muted paisley print accessorized with the perfect pair of chunky, tan, knee length boots. A patchwork Moroccan shawl thrown over a pleated grey skirt was a particular highlight, creating the ideal cover up for a balmy autumn evening. Other stand out items included a leather knee length skirt the colour of autumn leaves, a belted paisley dress and a velvet trouser suit more suited for a Woody Allen film. MacGibbon again showed the appeal of simplicity; a tailored pair of trousers teamed with a simple polo neck and a small boxed clutch (the future bag of the season) is the ideal outfit for late summer. The barely there make up and tousled hair of Melissa Tammerijn evoked the ultimate Chloe muse, Annie Hall, hopefully setting the tone for the season to come, seventies simplicity is continuing its reign.

Harriet Tisdall

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