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PFW SS19 Day 4: Chloé and Off-White

PFW SS19 Day 4: Chloé and Off-White

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Text: Wei Yeen Loh


Chloé revamped the boho chic aesthetic while Off-White opted for functionality (over fashion)

Chloé

Who: Creative director Natacha Ramsay-Levi reinvented the Chloé woman this season, arming her with a boho-chic countenance (revamped with a contemporary spin, naturally) that is very much in line with the house codes. 

The Low-down: Aptly described as "hippie modernism" by Ramsay-Levi, the collection was made for the current-day festival-goer who likes to make a statement with the minutest of details—whether a myriad of textures or experimental accessories. Scarf and ceramic prints along with touch-worthy fabrics take centre stage here via effortlessly layered separates for new-age boho look. Despite the hippie nuances, the clothes had an underlying sentiment of femininity i.e.knit tunics worn over spliced trousers and Grecian-like pleated gowns that evoke a warrior woman spirit.

Buro Loves: An ombré pleated dress that was hand-dyed to look like denim, worn with a bejewelled harness—a distinct look that exemplified Ramsay-Levi's ingenuity at reinterpreting the house's aesthetics.

 

Off-White

Who: While the cast of models sported some regulars this season (Bella Hadid, Kendall Jenner and Kaia Gerber), Virgil Abloh went the extra mile by casting super athletes to strut the runway. The eight women—all champions in their field—include heptathlete Katarina Johnson-Thompson, high jumper Vashti Cunningham, and sprinters Dina Asher Smith and English Gardner amongst the few. 

Where: The show set at Garage Amelot in Paris bore resemblance to a stadium, from the electronic leaderboard that listed all the names of the models to the runway that brought a concrete version of a running track to mind.

The Low-down: Inspired by his recent collection in collaboration with Nike and Serena Williams, Abloh took athleisure to a whole new level with his "Track and Field" collection, creating feminine yet sporty (not just in the aesthetic sense, but equally functional as well) pieces that aligned with Off-White's streetwear signature. The footwear options run the gamut from running shoes—spot the latest from Nike x Off-White, the “Waffle Racer”, to stretchy heels inspired by the Nike Studio Wrap. On-trend pieces include cycling shorts and reconstructed shirts, while a few red carpet worthy gowns in tulle and organza might appeal to the likes of Yara Shahidi and Janelle Monae. 

Buro Loves: Chic jackets with the logo "OFFF" emblazoned on the front and neon python printed hoodies that will elevate anyone's workout wardrobe.

 

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