Everything You Need to Know About Fall/Winter '18
Gloria, Frida, Maya, the gang’s all here.
For us, feminism is always in style, but it is today’s heightened climate of female empowerment that inspired Chloe Gosselin in her Fall/Winter 2018 collection.
Each style from the new season is named after an inspirational woman, with designs paying tribute to trailblazers including Gloria Steinem, Maya Angelou and Frida Kahlo.
“I love to design for a woman who thinks of herself first,” Chloe says. “My woman is not concerned with the male gaze or looking good for an Instagram selfie. She dresses to be herself, inside and out.”
Certainly, the lush velvets, jewel-toned satins and mustard snake demand to be worn, if only for the sheer joy they inspire in the wearer. The Maya style, a pointed flat mule, is adorned with vintage-style silk spiral buttons; the Cate is a high pump with a moon-shaped buckle; the Diane is a block-heel slingback with a ruched strap.
The collection’s aesthetic takes its lead from Pink Floyd film ‘The Wall’, in which two flowers come to life and begin a sensual dance that ends in war. The concept is brought to life in a hand-drawn print; a surrealist floral in shades of oxblood and petrol blue.
The new season offering retains plenty of Chloe Gosselin’s most distinctive hallmarks, including Spring/Summer’s ruching, and her signature crescent moon: a symbol of femininity and fertility, it also mirrors the shape of her initial, “C”. For Fall/Winter, it appears in the buckles and her curved block heel, which leaves a moon-shaped print.
Chloe named the collection Epiphyllum, after a spiky cactus that can spontaneously burst into flower. She believes the desert plant to be a powerful metaphor for the Chloe Gosselin woman’s ability to be both delicate and strong at the same time.
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