'Everything about ballet is beautiful.' Robert Hamilton.
Since all my reading material has now turned its focus on Spring/Summer 2011 collections I thought it would be only right to start picking out my favourites, undoubtedly not an easy task but one I am willing to undertake with much enjoyment. Although I was completely mesmerised by many of the future trends coming up, it was Chloe's collection that caught my eye from the sheer elegance and femininity of each beautifully designed piece, creating a whole ballerinaesque image in my head encouraging me to delve much deeper and have a closer inspection of this perfectly pretty collection, fit for any many a beautiful ballerina.
With out a single doubt it was the colour that automatically stopped me in my tracks, some may find it plain and an almost boring choice of colour palette, I however fall in love with any such piece that is created in the skin, flesh, nude tones. And not only was in awe of the colour it had also Incorporated my most loved materials, sheer chiffon and silk, which were all gloriously Chloe-ified with bows and fastened with delicate gold buttons. Could it get any more perfect? No. Is my simple answer to that question.
The collection was created by Hannah Macgibbon, 'women dressing women' a well deserving point that may well attribute to the ending result. It has a very clean, minimalistic take on what it feels like to be a girl, similar to Pheobe Philo for Celine and Stella McCartney and one that I totally agree, 'less is more' The ballerina theme is clearly evident throughout, with wrapped tops, ribbon waisted pleated skirts worn with delicate flat ballet pumps even down to mere details of fresh faced make-up and hair tied in buns. Its clear to see the ballerina theme gradually mature and grow into tan evening dresses accompanied by a flash of red, initially an imposing colour intruder, however its seemed more accepting as there was a clear compromise, red ballet pumps.
It would be only fair to mention that the collection was not all delicate and fairy-like, Macgibbon implied her harsher stamp and chose to include black leather shorts and shirts whose shoulders were smothered in white applique flowers, khaki chiffon bandage dresses and gleaming metallic edges at the neck of collarless coats.
No prints, no complexities, no heels even. Simply genius Miss Macgibbon.