Back to School at Chloé

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The collection notes for Chloe’s FW 2013/2014 presentation read as follows: “Night buses, independent spirit, bare legs, dorm rooms, bike sheds, flirting, cold nights, tough girls.” Creative Director Clare Waight Keller translated these key words into a preppy, yet feminine collection featuring the house’s greatest hits. Although it was the same staid stuff of season’s past (which to be fair probably sells like hotcakes) there was a random lederhosen/pinafore moment that is not likely to be a best seller. Our pick for the season: the knitwear stood out in a collection that was otherwise (and somewhat bizarrely) quite summery.