The See by Chloé girl has always channeled big sister’s femininity, but with a healthy dose of tomboy. This season, creative director Clare Waight Keller worked that contrast of sensuality versus innocence, drawing on references as far flung as the midcentury works of Balthus and Carlo Mollino’s risqué Polaroids for the former to the version of grunge sported by the young Björk for the latter. This juxtaposition should serve commercial interests well as the collection offered something for all. From Balthus, Waight Keller drew long, fluid ease and abstracted animal prints, including a drop-waist maxidress, while Mollino’s Seventies vibe was present in a mustard yellow V-neck minidress. As for the grunge component: a color-blocked mohair sweater was paired with pants in a men’s suiting stripe worn bunched at the ankles with sneakers. Waight Keller’s take on opposites manifested in outerwear as well, in a nipped-waist trenchcoat that came in short and long versions.

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