Paris Fashion Week: Chloe Brings Coachella to the Runway
With special guests the Haim sisters.
“We’re big fans, can you tell?” joked Este Haim, decked out head-to-toe in Chloe on her way into the boho brand’s fashion show on Thursday morning in Paris, with sisters Alana and Danielle in tow.
The brand’s creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi dressed the fashion-loving Los Angeles band for their Coachella performances in April, and the haute festival wear vibe seemed to stick with her, carrying over onto the runway for Spring 2019.
By now, festival style is a well-worn fashion influence, but in Ramsay-Levi’s hands it still felt fresh, maybe because it was so elevated. Sure, there was a sunset-ombre Chloe logo T-shirt, complete with raised “sacred hands” symbol, that looked ready-made for romping around the Polo Grounds, but that was as low-brow as it got (no denim cutoffs here).
The overall effect was rich and layered, with lots to latch on to, including some of the season's best flared pants (yep, they're back), in fringe-knit, and a crochet maxi dress, both of which brought to mind — in a good way — the 1970s Mediterranean-hippie style costumes in Mama Mia! Here We Go Again.
Which is to say that Chloe's boho woman is globa — festival-going from Indio to Ibiza — and picking up treasures along the way. Multiculti touches were woven throughout the collection, from scarf-silk pants, dresses and skirts cinched with rope lariat belts, to a standout tapestry jacquard coat, plus plenty of goddess pleated tunics and gowns, some decorated with ancient-looking stones.
Speaking of stones, there was an array of covetable jewelry on the runway, including beaded, upper-arm cuffs, tribal-looking amulet necklaces, oversized leaf earrings, even wristbands and anklets reminiscent of VIP bands reading "Chloe." Buckled sandals and mules finished things off, along with the new Chloe “C” logo bag already in the hands of the Haim girls, of course.