Inspired by vintage photographs of a Seventies road trip, Chloé’s creative director Clare Waight Keller infused her typically romantic aesthetic with a tougher edge for autumn/winter.
The road trip in question was undertaken by French writer Anne-France Dautheville, who travelled across the Middle East and parts of Africa by motorcycle, so needless to say the boho girl that usually walks the Chloé catwalk had more than a touch of biker chic about her in Paris earlier this month. And of all the looks that were shown on the runway, it was this one (above) that caught my eye. I do love a dungaree.
Mixing pretty pieces with much tougher elements is a favourite styling trick of mine, but not only did Clare Waight Keller choose to pair what has traditionally been a tough, workwear staple with a pretty poetic blouse, she also transformed the dungaree itself into a much softer garment, given her choice of material, and of course the ruffled panelling.
A similar softened up look appeared in a recent shoot for the Telegraph, starring British model Sam Rollinson…
And here are a couple more photos featuring a more feminine take on the dungaree from my Pinterest feed…
Despite being shown as part of Clare Waight Keller’s autumn/winter collection, why wait? This ‘Pretty Tough’ look would make the perfect spring outfit, paired with some great leather boots à la Chloé of course!
See all the looks from the Chloé autumn/winter 2016 collection here