"Whimsical flowy dresses and perfect Capri-esque summer whites were among Clare's strongest looks this season. Stunning cut-out evening gowns - less girly and more sexy - were abundant in ice cream shades and neutrals."
Helen David, Harrods Fashion Director of Womenswear
In a collection dedicated to Chloé founder Gaby Aghion, who passed away a day prior to the Spring/Summer show, designer Clare Waight Keller captured the essence of the original Chloé girl: Romantic and bohemian but still highly-polished. Cheesecloth lace dresses in cream and navy opened the show, worn with suede wedge lace-up sandals in a variety of soft shades from lilac to sand. Carrying on the folkloric vibe, billowing smock tops were teamed with maxi skirts with utility pockets and oversize buttons or high-waisted denim shorts. In fact, denim was a key player, with starchy indigo mini and maxi dresses accessorised with flat lace-up sandals and mini bags in python and buttery soft suede. The poncho is having somewhat of a renaissance for SS15 and here it came in the finest of laces. For evening, the designer proposed ditching the black (the darkest shade in the line-up was navy) and opting for silk plisse dresses in dusty blue, sunflower yellow or pale mint reminiscent of those issued by Phoebe Philo during her tenure for the house. Suspended by spaghetti straps or held together by brass links, they were the ultimate goddess gowns.
Who we saw: Olivia Palermo, Rosie-Huntington Whiteley and Ellie Goulding
What they wore: A white check dress for Olivia, a white shirt and blue wide-leg trousers for Rosie and a silky blouse and tan trews for Ellie
In a nutshell: Bohemian beauty for the modern age
See the Chloé Autumn Winter 2014 show