122 comments

  1. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Less is elegance!

    - Vanessa
    Project Zen at http://theweeklyyogi.wordpress.com

  2. BDC

    October 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    I don't know – these are so elegant. What are they missing? I don't think anything at all.

  3. Malena

    October 12, 2010 at 3:24 pm

    Simply the best!

  4. Jeanlaid Alvarez

    October 12, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    What I'm afraid of is that every time Chloe seems to me like a copy of Celine …

  5. tiffany.

    October 12, 2010 at 3:26 pm

    uhmmm… let's talk about those sandals… i need them both in heels and flats… LIKE, TO LIVE!

    anyone else??

    xo.
    http://dropsofjupiterBLOG.com

  6. eljovendario

    October 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

    black is the colour, all colours.

  7. Anna

    October 12, 2010 at 3:27 pm

  8. Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil

    October 12, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Minimalist & simple, but great! It's enough to look smart^^

  9. Michelle Bobb-Parris

    October 12, 2010 at 3:28 pm

    Yes, it can. But, then again, no one ever makes a style error with clean lines and simplicity. It is safe, but then again you rarely see someone who dresses simply on the worst dressed list. Those who shun minimalism are skilled at doing so and some things fall under the ''don't try this at home'' category. It works on those experts only.

    Elegance is rarely maximalist.

    Michelle

    whoisbobbparris.blogspot.com

  10. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:29 pm

    This is a favorite. Especially the second picture. Loving the black and light brown. I could wear this style everyday.

  11. SabinePsynopsis

    October 12, 2010 at 3:30 pm

    I'm a huge fan of minimalism, but sometimes it can seem too risk free. Haven't really made my mind up about SS2011 Chloe; but it's very beige AGAIN…

  12. A Girl, A Style

    October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    While I certainly appreciate these designs, I think you're exactly right. I want more of a good thing from Chloe! I turn to Chloe for romantic embellishment, and while I love the garments, I want more piled on.

    Miss B xx

    http://agirlastyle.com

  13. emma-kate

    October 12, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    To be honest I'm not digging the minimal look. But see if I'm saying that next season!

    17andalwaysdreaming.blogspot.com

  14. ritournelleblog

    October 12, 2010 at 3:34 pm

    To answer your question, the clothes look great in picture, but the show was such a bore.

  15. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:35 pm

    one

  16. Wallace Chapman

    October 12, 2010 at 3:37 pm

    the top dress is beautiful

    http://www.streetandcityphotos.com

  17. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    That is : simple is beautiful,everytime..

  18. jenny

    October 12, 2010 at 3:38 pm

    such beautiful, wearable clothes. Great investment pieces.

  19. BASIIK

    October 12, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    such a gorgeous collection

    http://basiikblog.blogspot.com

  20. Ellinor Forje

    October 12, 2010 at 3:41 pm

    Ah, but is not enough of a good thing not minimalism? The pictures are beautiful. The clothes, I want to wear them.

  21. --Sanam--

    October 12, 2010 at 3:42 pm

    Amazing! chloe never ceases to to impress :D

    Day By Diva
    Day By Diva
    Day By Diva

  22. FASHION SNAG

    October 12, 2010 at 3:43 pm

    Loving the last look!

    http://www.FashionSnag.com

  23. Diogo Torres

    October 12, 2010 at 3:44 pm

    There's nothing new with that.
    Beautiful lines, though.

    http://fabulouslifeofdiogotorres.blogspot.com/

  24. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:46 pm

    First and yes

  25. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    I like minimalism because it is so easily worn. Plus it showcases more the wearer than the clothes, counter-intuitive in a fashion show but brilliant in day to day.

  26. Tobey

    October 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    The shoes are so effing hot!

  27. Kazuko

    October 12, 2010 at 3:51 pm

    i would rather call it "phoebeism" or "philoism", however i like it

  28. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 3:53 pm

    love the shoes greek-dea like diana.

  29. Cecille

    October 12, 2010 at 3:54 pm

    i'll always love chloe shoes

  30. Elizabeth

    October 12, 2010 at 3:55 pm

    so sleek and chic. lovely photos!

    http://nothingbutapackofcards.blogspot.com/

  31. Ninjagaiden78

    October 12, 2010 at 3:59 pm

    I like the belt on the first dress.
    Very nice.

    windowshop78.blogspot.com

  32. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:05 pm

    Chloe designs have always been the cleanest, most simply elegant and beautiful pieces. And those leather sandals with the gold heel? Gorgeous.

  33. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:10 pm

    Your double negative is confusing! Nonetheless, great looks captured by the master.

  34. melou

    October 12, 2010 at 4:11 pm

    two thumbs up for minimalism

  35. Alison

    October 12, 2010 at 4:15 pm

    I LOVE those shoes. TO. DIE. FOR.

  36. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    The shoes are very strange. They are pretty, and an interesting interpretation of the gladiator look, but they seem like they would fall off. I do love the coatdress in the first photo. That's exactly how I like to dress – black, simple and elegant, classic with a bit of an edge.

  37. Lola

    October 12, 2010 at 4:18 pm

    With minimalism, I miss little intricate details.

  38. Calina

    October 12, 2010 at 4:19 pm

    love it!! but it seems like céline F/W 2010!

    http://calina-and.blogspot.com/

  39. fledgling

    October 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    everyone has been celine-ified!

  40. Aissata

    October 12, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    i love that first coat

    http://vernisaongle.blogspot.com

  41. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:25 pm

    Love the second one!

  42. Lorenz

    October 12, 2010 at 4:26 pm

    I disagree. It's just enough

  43. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:38 pm

    Calvin Klein kind of covered this style pretty well already. The sandals are cute, tho prob. hurt to wear. Nothing really grabs me.

  44. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:53 pm

    sssssssssssshhhhhhhhhhhhhhoooooooooooooooooooeeeeeeeeesssssssssss!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  45. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 4:59 pm

    I adore minimalism! The simplicity allows you to rest your eye on the whole look, and then appreciate the details for being so exquisite!

  46. jhlb

    October 12, 2010 at 5:14 pm

    If less is more, then too little is too much.

  47. Sydney

    October 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    Hmm. I love the sandals, I love the 'brown' ones even more, but I really cannot say I like the overall looks. There's not enough to them. There is no color except the shoes. One simple belt, while in the sense that it's good that the designer is not trying to define a look by accessorizing it, is not enough when a look is this bland. So in this case, no, minimalism is quite enough of a good thing. But in almost any other case, I'd be inclined to agree with you.

  48. Eryl

    October 12, 2010 at 5:15 pm

    It can but not here, here it feels like just the right amount of lovely things. The tan sandals are great with the black.

  49. Cazzo

    October 12, 2010 at 5:19 pm

    Chloé is my absolute favourite brand EVER! <3 There WF10 collection was simply divine!

  50. Vikki

    October 12, 2010 at 5:25 pm

    Love the sandals!!! Especially the tan ones!

    Vikki

    http://stylometre.blogspot.com

  51. Miriam

    October 12, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    classic black, beatifull

  52. Michael

    October 12, 2010 at 5:28 pm

    OMG, these two looks are so similar to Celine fall 10/11, I'm not even joking!

  53. Thiago Neves

    October 12, 2010 at 5:29 pm

    Very elegant!

  54. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:32 pm

    No, its the confidence to know when its just enough

  55. el mundo en un espejo

    October 12, 2010 at 5:33 pm

    Great Choe!!!! Less is more
    elmundoenunespejo.jimdo.com

  56. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    and here comes the long long missed Jil Sander style of the 90th and the millennium again!

    very elegant, very feminine, but with a kick-ass-attitude ;)

  57. San

    October 12, 2010 at 5:34 pm

    I really love the shoes and the clothes are nice too. But who did the make up? Those red eyes aren't the best idea or should I cry when I wear those clothes?

  58. Valentine

    October 12, 2010 at 5:42 pm

    "Perfection isn't when there is nothing more to add but nothing more to take away…."

    http://valentineavoh.blogspot.com/
    -diary of a fashion stylist-

  59. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:53 pm

    LOVE the shoes, in both colors. Thank god for the return of wearable heels.

  60. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 5:55 pm

    They made those sandals count.

  61. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 6:00 pm

    YES minimalism seems a canvas waiting for personalization…otherwise too much like a uniform

  62. Prutha

    October 12, 2010 at 6:06 pm

    love the leather top and those sandals!!

    http://donotshoeme.blogspot.com/

  63. elxoxodemiprima

    October 12, 2010 at 6:09 pm

    Chloe : the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest.
    Synonyms: boredom, blahs, doldrums, ennui, listlessness, restlessness, tedium, weariness

  64. Lee

    October 12, 2010 at 6:25 pm

    Double negative! How about:
    Is there such a thing as "too much" minimalism?
    Or…
    One can't be too minimal, in my opinion.
    But I agree. Yay minimalism.

  65. beths

    October 12, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    The top shot makes it just enough because of the amazing glint/gleam of the belt.

  66. Christina

    October 12, 2010 at 6:42 pm

    Love the striking simplicity. Nice shots.

  67. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 6:44 pm

    Or too much of a good thing…

    –haapi

  68. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 6:59 pm

    Love the minimalism here. Chloe had done a great job. I find it harder to photograph though. Colour always makes for a better photo I think. Those ladies should be happy with the heal height too.

  69. The Photodiarist

    October 12, 2010 at 7:33 pm

    No way. Love minimalism. Clean, simple, graceful elegance. Not totally discounting color and prints (especially leopard) because I love them too. But true minimalism in clothing depends on cut and construction and can be harder to achieve than adding stuff. When one achieves it, as in this collection, then it should be celebrated as purely as possible so that we can see the cut and construction — the architecture behind the clothing. So for me, this collection and its presentation are pretty damn divine.

  70. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 7:48 pm

    Simplicity is always in style. And are flat shoes making a comeback?! I love the leather pieces.

    http://red-soledfashionista.blogspot.com/

  71. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 8:43 pm

    Lets talk about that leather shirt in the second shot. If you've got arms and abs to show off, that is the sleekest, sexiest, female muscle-shirt around. Damn!

  72. Hendrica

    October 12, 2010 at 8:55 pm

    Is minimalism exciting enough?

    When it's done this well, with a perfect fit and some fresh new accessories I think it's more exciting than even the most extravagant Galliano show.

    But I do think it only works perfectly on a pretty tall girl, someone who doesn't need much embellishment herself.

  73. Callaloo

    October 12, 2010 at 8:57 pm

    The Shoes! The Shoes! It's all so very lovely!

  74. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 9:18 pm

    I like the shoes, too. I can has?

  75. Siblings

    October 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm

    oh how i long for chloe~

  76. Robin West

    October 12, 2010 at 10:50 pm

  77. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 11:10 pm

    Nothing else is needed!!!!

  78. Anonymous

    October 12, 2010 at 11:31 pm

    The two models (or are they the same?) seem to be falling backward. It's funny.

  79. Mademoiselle Melbourne

    October 13, 2010 at 12:07 am

    These looks are great. I think if you were to dress minimalistic every day it would be boring, but it is certainly a refreshing look when done on the occasion – and very comfortable to wear as well.

  80. StuddedLilly

    October 13, 2010 at 12:40 am

    great pieces!
    xx

  81. Prêt à Porter P

    October 13, 2010 at 1:04 am

    This is CHLOE??! Is Phoebe Philo secretly back gone back, this looks awfully a lot like what she's doing at Celine.

  82. derek

    October 13, 2010 at 1:05 am

    chloe never does wrong!

  83. jimjims

    October 13, 2010 at 1:56 am

    these outfits gives black a whole new look and feel.

    amazing.

    http://jimjims.net

  84. Kelsey

    October 13, 2010 at 3:19 am

    This minimalist approach works great here because it emphasizes the quality if the garment. Simplicity works when you can show off a expertly tailored, perfectly fit, well made garment. I'd love to have more cloths like this in my wardrobe, they are timeless

  85. Chaos

    October 13, 2010 at 4:54 am

    I love the neat lines and the elegance. And the shoes go with it amazingly… the minimal look can never be out of trend!

  86. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 5:02 am

    La classe!

  87. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 6:00 am

    these shoes were done before by Calvin Klein(as a flat) and i had them. also clothes they are sooooooooooooo Celine

  88. Nancie

    October 13, 2010 at 6:15 am

    i loved this collection!!! http://www.fashionablenotebook.blogspot.com

  89. The Nyanzi Report

    October 13, 2010 at 6:22 am

    The thing with minimalism is in the details. Not everybody will 'get it' unless they truly understand cut, construction, different colour shades, texture.
    It's sort of like a secret language for only a choosen few.
    And that's where the truth lies.

  90. Daniela

    October 13, 2010 at 6:50 am

    Couldn't agree more!

  91. E...

    October 13, 2010 at 8:42 am

    Love the first dress…is so structured that looks made by some God….

    http://fashiondoesntexist.blogspot.com/

  92. Maryanne

    October 13, 2010 at 9:28 am

    minimalism works best when the designer puts their stamp on it.

    those impeccable suits and boots in the 60's were Courreges signature look.

    the looks here are attractive minimalism, but could like like everyone else's idea of minimalism.

  93. CessOviedo

    October 13, 2010 at 10:53 am

    I'm a big fan of black, and I do believe less is more!
    It's sometimes annoying to see lots of very creative designer runways but nothing you can add to your wardrobe!

    http://blog.cessoviedo.com

  94. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 11:15 am

    The clothes, sandals and shots — WOW.

  95. berkshire mems

    October 13, 2010 at 11:32 am

    minimalism is just enough of a good thing — no more, no less

  96. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 12:25 pm

    I love the shoes!!

  97. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 12:36 pm

    it's like Celine!

  98. Salut, Shoshana!

    October 13, 2010 at 2:38 pm

    Love those sandals!!!

  99. mgik

    October 13, 2010 at 2:42 pm

    wow.. love the black blouse and skirt paired with the brown leather sandals!

  100. Anonymous

    October 13, 2010 at 2:49 pm

    I can be a fan of minimalism. But there's minimalism and then there's boring. I think these looks fall in the latter category and agree with you.

  101. Gene

    October 13, 2010 at 7:04 pm

    I agree. Minimal can be quite drab at times, and other times, it can say so much! But, it's time for McGibbon to steer away into a lighter palette of summer, what with all the summery dresses that popped up in the collection. Beautiful nonetheless.

    http://incognito89.blogspot.com/

  102. Victor

    October 13, 2010 at 7:08 pm

    Madly in love with her!

  103. Justin

    October 14, 2010 at 4:41 am

    This is a bit irreverent but what is with that armpit?

  104. Anonymous

    October 14, 2010 at 5:31 am

    Yes, I want those sandals.

  105. Aud Olsen

    October 14, 2010 at 5:47 am

    Except from the shoes there is very little humanity in these clothes. Money, of course, and skill, but the model might as well be dead. Or alive for that matter. Life & death are insignificant here, doesn’t really matter. Someone else eventually does the living.

  106. The Decorator

    October 14, 2010 at 7:10 am

    I have a maximalist view of this minimalism! Give me more! absolutely breathtaking!

  107. Teresa @ good-grace

    October 14, 2010 at 9:59 am

    Those shoes are INSANELY sexy!!

  108. Amanda

    October 14, 2010 at 12:50 pm

    Wow, this is so beautiful!

  109. Helen

    October 15, 2010 at 1:55 am

    NINETIES!

    Whoever said maximilism can't be elegant? The indian sari proves you wrong.

  110. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 4:01 am

    Gimme. That's all.

  111. Anonymous

    October 15, 2010 at 2:00 pm

    I'm really impressed by the look on the bottom pic.

    Looks like this and some of the looks at the Haider Ackermann show take everything to a whole 'nother level.

    (i.m.h.o.)

  112. Miranda

    October 15, 2010 at 6:14 pm

    oh i love that black with brown sandals! one of my favorite color combos. to think it used to be a faux pas.

  113. VOZ new york

    October 16, 2010 at 2:45 pm

    Chloe used to be a bit more fun – seems like the brand is in the shadow of Celine. Probably Hannah MacGibbon needs to discuss with Phoebe Philo to which direction Celine is going in the next season before Hannah starts designing.

  114. bettina

    October 17, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    nineties minimalism is so elegant but imho a bit boring: I think some bad taste to be added would be a good idea. but I lovelovelove the sandals!!!

  115. Anonymous

    October 17, 2010 at 10:13 pm

    I think this kind of minimilism is classic. The simplicity is all about cut, pared-back lines, and the designer's interpretation and appreciation of the fabrics…And to this end (as someone earlier mentioned) the designs ultimately cause focus on the wearer. These designs are fabulous, understated, intellectual, cool.
    The second pic illustrates this perfectly: Look at the simple shapes, but see how the mix of materials and the cut makes the outfit continually interesting, and how the material and colour-contrast of the sandals gives the entire look its "kick".
    Watching someone wearing these types of styles and designs makes me incredibly curious about the person wearing it, like good clothing design should.
    Thanks for the fashion show pics and the debates; love it.
    Ciao, L., in Oz. x x

  116. Cathi

    October 20, 2010 at 3:32 pm

    Oh I just loove that leather top!!!
    It is perfect, so minimal, so chic, so beautiful!!

    http://cathipavitschitz.blogspot.com/

  117. Sarlin

    October 21, 2010 at 2:46 am

    The dress in first picture is very cute.

    http://www.offermyoffer.com/vouchers/detail/bt.com/228347

  118. Sarlin

    October 21, 2010 at 2:48 am

    the dress in the first picture is very cute.

    http://www.offermyoffer.com/vouchers/detail/bt.com/228347

  119. alillia

    October 21, 2010 at 8:09 pm

    I love those Shoes! does anyone know what they're called?

  120. Anonymous

    October 27, 2010 at 3:25 pm

    Love the model's nose.

  121. Swan

    October 30, 2010 at 2:26 am

    These shoes are so good.

  122. Ling Ling

    December 31, 2010 at 8:50 pm

    I completely agree with you, but I cannot live without channeling ultra feminine vibes!

    f ashioncont a gious

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