Jacqueline | March 4 2013 3:03 EST
ForexTV.com (New York) by Jacqueline Podewils
As Fashion Week for Fall 2013 nears its finish line and embarks on Paris, one of Paris’ frontrunners and house favorites – Chloe leads the runway with a remarkably regales with a fresh take on structural, masculine fit on Monday, March 3.
Firm, linear lines opposed to the romantic simplicity and flow of the typical Chloe girl, models strut down this runway to a funky beat in chunky shoes, showing off a tailored collage of knits, creams, zippers and silks. Into her fourth season with the label, creative director Clare Waight Keller cleanly presented her point of view for the woman of Fall 2013.
With a definitive male presence in the outfitting image, almost lederhosen-like was a color-blocked red, white and blue ensemble featuring a white collared button-up tucked under wide yet fashionable suspenders – with a visible buckle and holes over one shoulder to literally mimic an actual belt, it was an obvious esthetic touch. The long sleeves hanging loosely over the hands, the cuffs graced the sides of a rich cherry red knee-length A-line skirt.
With zipper hardware mixed in, a tough uniform-like addition met pieces such as a tweed skirt with navy underlying paneling - this panel exposed by the unzipping of what would best be described as a zipper slit. This look also paired with a crispy white collared shirt, proved the masculine work week was channeled in.
Capes and creams added to the Parisian flare, as silky blues were paired with black and blue wide-striped pants. Frilled one-sided jumpers, lace, fur, hooded coats and tulle mid-length skirting all showed up. Added in was an original gold, metal-like jewel inspired casing of a shirt – imagine a wire fence-turned-fashionable (the piece of which a fence company incidentally manufactured for Chloe). The white tuxedo jacket made an appearance, as did a wide flowy pant with a drastically shorter hem, falling right at the ankle – all for the latest in this stylishly fabulous Chloe collection.
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