PARIS—Yesterday, Clare Waight Keller presented her second collection for Chloé. Like her spring debut, fall’s clothes are inspired by the laid back, bohemian style spotted at music festivals like Glastonbury and Coachella paired with the more sophisticated Parisian look that Keller’s adopted for herself since moving to the French capital from London.
“I think the idea of these sort of parkas and big outerwear, this relaxed way of dressing is so relevant,” Keller said post-show, sitting in an abandoned front row seat in skinny grey sweats and a white tee with a slim black blazer and stark white oxfords. “I think it’s something about the attitude of that—which is what British style is about—mixed with this very polished French style. The tension between the two is very strong.”
Of course, given its presentation—on a runway in Paris in the Tuileries—the whole thing was a bit fancier than an actual festival, lacking both mud and Wellingtons. But when asked, Keller knew exactly what she’d be packing for her next festival, “The big navy blue sheepskin is almost like a sleeping bag. You feel absolutely beautiful in it, but at the same time it has this really sort of floppy spirit to it so you don’t feel very posh and dressed up and city.” As for what else she’d pack, “Fun things to do with friends!”