During the lockdown, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, Chloé’s creative director, asked herself a bunch of questions about fashion – and clothing – and its meanings for women. What is its role? How does it change the perception of the body? Especially, how much does any piece last in our wardrobe?
The answers converge in the Spring 2021 collection, which is a clean and essential version of Chloé’s well know aesthetic. Models did not simply walk the runway, but they were filmed while walking, talking and simply chill on the white stairs of the Palais de Tokyo. The idea, according to the designer, was to “pick them up within their own intimacy of real life”.
Dresses and blouses keep their sweet and rounded shapes, often with small prints and closed at the waist with bold leather belts. There is some denim, quite wide and in dark blue wash, and a couple of pullovers and polo t-shirts with a pop soul. Some slogans appear, from time to time, such as “Hope”. It is still an elegant collection but the adopted language is way lighter and playful, probably answering to the need for freedom we are all experimenting so strong for the first time.
Cover image courtesy: Chloé by Filippo Fior