SeebyChloé Summer 2019

This season’s SeeByChloé collection presents a Parisian girl in search of sunshine. Landing in Miami where she instantly absorbs the bright and beachy hues, she gradually begins to dream up a personal look composed of feminine volumes, soft retro references, and relaxed day-to-night dressing.

Free-spirited freshness defines her new wardrobe; this feeling takes shape as tiered dresses in airy organza and plays out as an artistic butterfly motif that animates light organza, T-shirts and denim alike. Among the key pieces are A-line shorts tied high on the waist; printed garden dresses with bell or gigot sleeves; balconette bustier tops outlined in contrast stitching; tiered skirts with lace incrustations or ruching; trumpet-cut jeans or ample men’s trousers; and a draped dress in candy pink punctuated with a circular cutout along the side-body.
With self-assured ease, the collection combines French flair with southern Florida fun. A quilting technique known as boutis can be credited for the graphic and textured appeal of a croc-patterned bomber and miniskirt. Traditional handkerchief techniques such as scalloped edging and flower embroidery are applied to a crisp cotton look. Knits have a strong presence this season, elongating and flattering the body as fine ribbed dresses and tops, or as fishnet ornamented with small metal rings. Athletic influences are pitched against dressier elements. Shades of rose, marigold, pink and swimming pool blue appear colour-blocked in poplin and saturate lingerie-style separates. Meanwhile, natural and neutral shades of sand and limestone once more reaffirm that this is a lineup linking two far-flung locales. All told, the latest SeeByChloé girl remains ever-youthful, flirty and eager to project a sense of style that is spontaneous and bright.
Accordingly, shoes complete the vibe, whether slides topped with a ruffled plasticized sunburst; jelly sandals updated with a small wedge heel; platform espadrille sandals; or an ultra-feminine, strappy low stiletto that laces up the leg. Bags range from the TONY structured bag, signed with an oversize hook and rings accumulation to the JUDD in nylon inspired by city and beach in equal measure to the Debbie bucket. JAY the clear blue plastic cabas is sure to make a splash wherever and however it is carried.