Phoebe Philo proved herself quite capable of taking over the creative reigns
of a major house like Chloé.
Avoiding in-your-face rock 'n' roll attitude, Philo blurred the distinction between day and evening wear with breezy separates inspired by '70s Saint Tropez, Brigitte Bardot, and Talitha Getty. A sense of easygoing elegance permeated everything from fitted tops with intricately worked sleeves to lace-trimmed camisoles and fabulous monkey-appliqué bathing suits. A long suede skirt with blush gray and black panels exuded earthy chic, as did the Moroccan-style beaded bags and sandal-boots in aged gold leather.
Die-hard Chloé fans will be glad to know that there are still plenty of high-impact sexy staples to be had. The low-slung flared pants with flirty cutouts at the hips, pinafore shorts, summery minidresses and punchy T-shirts with net backs are likely to keep cash registers working overtime.