Launching into her second season as Chloé's creative director, Clare Waight Keller's Pre-Fall 12 selection takes inspiration from the women of New York City as beautifully captured by Garry Winogrand throughout the sixties. Floor-length wide-leg trousers, cocoon overcoats and extra-long blazers cut in cloqué wool showcase the label's iconic femininity, with masculine check prints and heavier fabrications providing a soft contrast.
Chloé's Fall 12 collection is grounded in the British designer's own experiences, with Waight Keller elevating sophisticated separates through the same signature feminine charm seen across Pre-Fall. A relaxed, effortless quality manifests itself in both lines, through strong outerwear and weightless blouses, contrasted by Fall's tapered trousers and high-waisted shorts. Working in a palette of neutrals, pastels and a standout shade of red, the emphasis rests on a shrewd blend of British and French styling that reflects both the house's legacy and Waight Keller's own background.