quit depriving yourself of leather in the summer. too hot you ask? totally not.
the ones i'm wearing (on repeat) are from ELLERY. She's one of my favorite designers from Australia. they're a bit shorter than your average denim cutoffs, but don't worry, we're fully covered from the be-hind. now it's your turn to invest in some year round leather.
music starts and the first girl draped in a gray utilitarian cape walks down
the runway. I'd be lying if I said I wasn't confused for the first sixty
seconds. The models walk to music reminiscent of classic old-school hip-hop.
(What?) I'm not sure what I was expecting… but the mixture of Chloe, Paris, and a hip-hop mix tapewas an unexpected surprise blindsided me.
frill with a touch of polished refinement is usually the tone at Chloe, that is,
until this season. For her Fall-Winter 2013/2014 collection, Clare Waight
Keller has opted for the tough schoolgirl who, apparently, has a thing for
classic pinafore dresses.
In her forth collection for Chloe, the Chloe girl is edgy—in fact
she’s a bit of a tomboy. Hence the showcase of Bermuda shorts, drawstring
pants and billowing slacks. With an oversize bag slung around her shoulder and a gold clasp high around
her left ear, her nonchalance and attitude is refreshing.
collection consists of rich mixes of heavy fabrics, minimal ruffle and jeweled
chain-fenced overlays. It is a vision of indigo and ink blues, a cool palette
that matches the equally cool-girl attitude. Tomboy motifs aside, A-line skirts
and pinafore dresses make their stance—and have serious rotations
throughout. The collection mirrors a schoolgirl’s transformation into a lady, or in Waight Keller's words "an independent spirit." Full volume layered skirts speckled with small polka dots
pull the story together, and wins me over.