Finishing her six-year tenure at Chloé, Clare Waight Keller didn’t get nostalgic. Instead, she took the Chloé girl down a rabbit hole of the decades for her final collection as creative director of the Parisian maison.

“An edgy dream world of psychedelic optimism” is what Waight Keller is after for the new autumn-winter collection.

A whimsical colour palette of ochre, tobacco, mint, peach and lilac set the tone of the show – good vibes only.

Broad round shoulder wool jackets and mohair intarsia knits bring back 70s references.

Retro-esque wonderland prints of whimsical flowers, butterflies and opium poppy flowers are rendered in velvet and silk crepe.

Butterfly wing collar, lavaliere bow and scallop hems echo Chloé’s signature Parisian chic.

The silhouette’s elongated cue the low-slung pleated trousers.

We especially love a line-up of short dresses with puff sleeves, accentuated with star lace applique or traced with cloud forest embroideries on tulle.

Waight Keller also debuts her last Chloé alphabet bag – the rounded “Pixie” bag features brass elements and a two-tone inlay of goatskin and suede.

The effortless chic ensembles are reminders of why Waight Keller will be missed.

Chloe celebrates effortless Parisian chic with spring–summer 2017 collection

Chloé girls from Clémence Poésy, Solange Knowles, Emma Roberts and Chinese actress Tang Yan were spotted on the front row.

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To bid Waight Keller a proper farewell, Chloé threw an after party last night in the hip Monnaie de Paris for which Knowles performed live.


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