“You don’t need to know a lot about fashion to understand a Chloé show,” the style home’s artistic director, Natacha Ramsay-Levi, lately advised Paris Vogue. This is vital to the success of Chloé, based in 1952 and with a stellar designer alumni together with Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo and Clare Waight Keller. Chloé is fascinating sufficient to be cool, however by no means so cool as to be intimidating. It is the Paris style week channel for modern tradition’s obsession with the attract of French type.

Now in her fifth season at Chloe, 39-year-previous Ramsay-Levi made a daring assertion by making it clear she had virtually nothing new to say on the matter of getting dressed. Timeless stylish and particular person type have at all times been extra essential than trend within the French philosophy of favor, and this season Chloé, as the last word French-girl label, gave a Gallic shrug to novelty and trend.

A silk shirt is the little black costume of the Chloé wardrobe. Photograph: Peter White/Getty Images

The present opened with an ivory silk shirt tucked into tailor-made darkish trousers, worn with chunky gold jewelry and a number of black eyeliner. A silk shirt is the little black costume of the Chloé wardrobe, and was the star of this present – in café au lait or the pale pink of Camargue flamingos, with scooped neckline or trailing ribbon ties. Airy georgette attire, delicately accordion pleated, floated at ankle size and have been grounded with biker boots.

Ramsay-Levi stated: “A lot of this collection was about repeating looks I have already done. It was a statement – a sincere statement – that what I am doing is building a wardrobe which is not disposable. We are not making clothes that we expect you to throw away. This time around I didn’t try to add a lot of fashion novelty where we don’t need it. My point of view is becoming more mature. So the very first look was a blouse and a pant because those are perennial clothes, and the jacket this season is almost exactly the same as one I have done before.”

Models during the Chloé show

The central message was a vote of confidence in what Chloé stands for. Photograph: Peter White/Getty Images

The Chloé formulation, she stated, is “for daywear, half-feminine and half-masculine; for eveningwear, 100% feminine.” There have been loads of new concepts on the catwalk – one of many appears to be like, a pair of tailor-made longline shorts worn with pale silk bloomers poking out on the waistband and beneath the hem, was what Ramsay-Levi wore to take her bow – however the central message was a vote of confidence in what Chloé stands for, and within the persevering with relevance of its garments from earlier seasons. Presenting Chloé in a actual-world context additionally impacted on the fashions she solid for the present, the designer stated. “It is important for me to have women in the show who are a bit more grown-up, so that I can relate to how they wear the clothes.”