Karl Lagerfeld’s return collection following Martine Sitbon
It was confirmed last month that Clare Waight Keller will be replacing Hannah McKibbon in what will be yet another questionable transition for Chloe. McKibbon pushed the brand towards an immensely sophisticated wit and feminist sensibility that seemed to reconcile their reputation for girly/feminine clothes with a genuinely progressive direction, with the exit of Ralph Toledano that direction changes again. For the past decade the brand’s core values and customer’s expecations have largely been defined by the contributions of former directors Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo. But Chloe is much older with many different iterations over the years. Perhaps if one looks only a little farther back they might be able to find a new way forward.