The creative director for Chloe, who has worked for the storied French fashion house for six years and transformed it completely during her tenure, just presented her last collection for the brand at Paris Fashion Week yesterday. We highlight the five things to know about the British designer’s FW 2017 show:
#1: The designer took inspiration from The Beatles film, Yellow Submarine
Waight Keller had been studying the critically acclaimed 1968 animated film that was inspired by the music of the iconic English rock band. This translated to a slightly nostalgic collection featuring psychedelic prints and floaty short dresses.
#2: She experimented with a new silhouette
Waight Keller has pointed out her focus on sharp tailoring for this collection – the more structured shoulders and low-slung trousers are not typical of her past work for the brand.
#3: She debuted a highly desirable shoe
All eyes were on the low and square-heeled Mary Jane brogues – sure to become an It shoe of the season – that emphasised the collection’s retro-tinged mood.
#4: But she did not forget the handbags too
Waight Keller is arguably most famous for creating a slew of It bags during her reign, from the popular Faye to the iconic Drew. For this collection, the designer introduced the new rounded Pixie bag, reminiscent of the currently trendy Nile bag.
#5: The stars came out for her final bow
From celebrities such as US singer Solange Knowles to American actress Emma Roberts to French actress Isabelle Huppert, the star-studded front row was fitting for Waight Keller’s swan song.
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