January 14, 2008 New York
In a departure from the modern graphicism of his first two runway shows at Chloé, Paulo Melim Andersson looked to Saint-Germain-des-Prés' bohemian seventies heyday for pre-fall inspiration. Decadent shearlings embroidered with crystals came layered over shrunken sweaters teamed with relaxed jodhpurs, or topped drop-waist watercolor floral dresses. Layeringlarge floral prints with tiny calicos; thick, rich yarns over ribbed knits; and imperial purple in combination with orange, teal, and brownwas integral to the collection's opulent hippie mood, as was the costume jewelry and such accessories as brightly hued textured knits and slouchy, suede stacked-heel boots.
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