2007 October 6
Chloé - Paris Fashion Week Spring 2008
(PARIS) In a season so full of pretty romantics, Paulo Melim Andersson, like Christian Lacroix, should have been in full stride for spring. Yet, for his second showing, the ex-Marni designer ventured far from the house roots, or perhaps pushed too far forward. The artistic vibe with the collection--the sheer dresses, skinny cardigans, simple tunics--conjured up the Memphis Group from the 1980s, then an influential Italian design and architecture movement. Accessories were once again kept to a minimum, the simple and colorful, yet playful, splashes of bright hues in blocks had a simple movement to them. Chloé has gone from a fashion brand where girls of all backgrounds--as witnessed by its new fragrance faces, Chloë Sevigny, Anja Rubik, and Clémence Poésy, all of whom sat front row--clamored for every piece to a more mature collection where statement pieces are curated from the lineup.