Animal prints anchored the autumn 11 Chloé collection.
The look Animal prints anchored the autumn 11 Chloé collection, with coloured and natural python used on reworked 1970s silhouettes.
Key pieces Separates predominated here as shirts were worn beneath slightly sheer long-sleeved tops with python-print piping. Wide-leg trousers stood out. Collared button-up lightweight knit was very wearable in a sandy colour, while a diaphanous maxi dress gave a feminine edge to a wild python print. Most engaging was a jade and grass green story which again used a python print on sweet, silk envelope-pocket shirts.
Commercial appeal Although a highly wearable offer, the animal print direction felt like overkill and the collection was not as effortlessly trend-setting as we’re used to seeing from Chloé. But the use of animal print is sure to make an impact on the high street.