Christopher Kane's spring collection (- the cool) + Erin Fetherston = The new Chloe
Remember how I ranted about the new fire-happy bullshit going on in yesterday's Valentino review? Well, I'm actually really upset that they fired Paolo Melim Andersson because I loved what he was doing at Chloe. He took it away from the tired Girly McGirlyson thing that had been going on for far too long, and gave it a dose of swagger. Now they have designer Hannah McGibbon at the helm of the house, who used be Phoebe Philo's assistant, and she has managed to turn back the clock and destroy all the progress that Paolo had done. The collection is a SNOOZEFEST. The clothes were blah and didn't say anything and the shoes weren't even swoon-worthy. If this is the kind of stuff the head-people were looking for, then they should've just hired Erin Fetherston who at least would've brought a ton of press along for the ride.
First of all, cameltoe. Ok, now that we got that out of the way, I shall continue. The first look in a show needs to make you stop and pay attention, this is even MORE important for someone showing their first collection for a label. This does not fulfill that requirement, especially with the ill-fitting shorts.
And yeah, maybe Chloe used to be the go-to label for the super-girly dresses a couple of years ago, but that time has passed and other people have entered the market and whatnot, so you can't just go around redoing the greatest hits from the past.
This is Hannah McGibbon. She is 38 years old.
Oh well. We'll see how she does next season.