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Chloé SS15, womenswear, Dazed backstage
Dasha Denisenko (Women) backstage at Chloé SS15Photography Lea Colombo

Chloé SS15

Clare Waight Keller pays tribute to late Chloé founder Gaby Aghion in a folkloric collection complete with 'Wicker Man' and Woodstock vibes

Initial reaction:

A folkloric collection that took us on a journey from the set of Robin Hardy’s 1973 film The Wicker Man, to a hazy day at Woodstock and then back to the modern day. Today's show was all about cementing Chloé's free spirit. 

How it was worn:

Set to the drumming beats and ethereal wanderlust of a Portishead soundtrack, the Chloé girl was trampling through some unknown forest in whimsical jacquards and impeccable crochet for SS15. She had loose blown out hair, barely-there make-up and a combination of suede knee high lace-up boots and gladiator style sandals, just as appropriate for a frolic in 1973 as they are today. Accessories were pared back to a few metal rings on the fingers.

Paying homage:

Sadly Chloé founder Gaby Aghion, who famously rejected the stiff formality of 1950s French fashion and offered up soft, feminine, body conscious silhouettes instead, passed away yesterday aged 93. Current creative director Clare Waight Keller paid homage to these traditional Chloé values by blending soft fabrics and delicate embroidery with a current appreciation of simplicity and minimalist design. The show was also formally dedicated to Aghion's honour.