Le Corbusier’s modernist Villa Savoye on the outskirts of Paris gave Clare Waight Keller her cues for Chloé’s resort lineup, which the house refers to as its spring collection. “It was about these architectural girls who love clean lines and silhouettes,” Waight Keller said during a small runway presentation. But far from strict geometrics, she worked these clothes with lovely ease, gracefully interpreting the Savoye’s partylike atmosphere and soft hues. A casual wrap dress, tied and knotted at the waist, combined a bold floral pattern with a stripe, while an oversize cashmere knit top, woven in a colorful honeycomblike pattern, was shown over a skirt, which, like many pieces in the lineup, had an undulated hemline.
For evening, Waight Keller amped up her surface play via ensembles, mixing colorful embroidery with fil coupe, as well as a striking diamond lace to which she added a playful fringe trim.