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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.
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, doesnâ€™t really matter. Someone else eventually does the living.
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.
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