January 18, 2010 New York
The relaxed, slightly seventies vibe Hannah MacGibbon has been exploring at Chloé for the past few seasons is turning into a big trend. The brand's two-tone lace-up wedge boots were among last fall's It shoes, while ponchos and full trousers have popped up in several recent pre-fall collections. The designer's latest effort travels a similar path, but serves as a sophisticated update to Spring's more casual silhouettes. Menswear-inspired details were everywhere, from cropped suiting jackets to camel-hair coats to skinny tartan ankle pants paired with a shrunken wool sweater and patent leather slip-on brogues. The plaid-heavy palette was MacGibbon's ode to the English countryside, but we imagine a standout Prince of Wales check cape with a jewel-encrusted neckline would fare just as well on the city streets.
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