See by Chloé
June 12, 2013 New York
The upshot is a fresh, young—make that very young—take on See. Start at the ground: The key shoes were low-top leather sneakers for kicking around in. The bag was a slouchy leather satchel. (One S-by-C'er noted you could let it drop, without any great fuss, on the café floor.) Denim romper dresses and big culotte shorts drew a hard line between big Chloé and See, but the peppy young collection could soon find its legs. It distilled bits from its sister collection's archive with varying success—a geometric print from the Lagerfeld era, Waight Keller's favorite Chloé period, was cute; an abstracted leopard spot, overlaid with colorful scrawl, looked busy—but it also had a few hits all its own. A hooded parka in mackintosh fabric was a standout. All in all, something to look forward to.