Mood board: The Chloe girl walked over the rainbow for S/S 2016, with a charmingly upbeat collection that fused a sporty athleticism with a carefree, bohemian sensibility as viewed through a Nineties lens. As creative director Clare Waight Keller’s show notes explained, ‘This season’s collection is a tribute to girls named Kate, Chloé, Cecilia, Corinne, Rosemary, Emma, and Courtney, who embody the liberty and the elegance of a perfectly mastered and excessively lived simplicity.’ And you could literally see them in each look. Waight Keller opened the show with a series of go-faster striped rave-girl tracksuits that quickly morphed into more feminine pieces from the time – including drawstring maxi skirts teamed with halter tops, lace boob tubes under overalls, acid wash denim, balloon pants with folksy pom pom tassels and similarly retro-fied, off-the-shoulder peasant tops and dresses.
Best in show: This was Ibiza Old Town dressing gone way upmarket, and we bet Waight Keller’s Technicolor beach dresses will be making more than a few VIP Pacha appearance come July next year.
Finishing touches: The show’s ankle charm chains also served to flash us right back to the era when Mariah Carey was top of the charts (wearing boob tubes and Daisy Dukes cut-offs), along with the knotted ankle tie sandals and square heeled mules, served up in a full Pantone spectrum of hues. None of which we even dreamed would be back so soon.