Equestrian elegance rides again at Chloé. Following in the hoof prints of archival horse motifs by predecessors Stella McCartney and Phoebe Philo, the maison’s new designer, Natacha Ramsay-Levi,has resurrected this significant house code. The rearing horse, in all its majesty and grace, is the ideal emblem of the free-spirited brand, beloved by bohemians and sophisticates alike. With one of the stand-out looks of Ramsay-Levi’s debut collection for Chloé Spring/Summer 2018 being a tailored, rust-hued suit covered in a white rearing horse print, Ramsay-Levi single-handedly revived interest in the forgotten equestrian side of the brand.
Not only does the horse motif recall the work of Chloé’s previous designers, but also the sculpted door handles by Gill Parker at the brand’s Sloane Street, rue Faubourg Saint-Honoré, and Avenue Montaigne boutiques, as well as the hardware that decorated the ‘Kerala’ bag. Now, the horse – rearing back on its hind legs as if to buck off the old and gallop toward the new – can now be found on Chloé’s coveted ‘Nile’, ‘Roy’, and ‘Tess’ bags, and on sleek jewelry and stylish ready-to-wear pieces from the Spring 2019 collection.
Discover key looks from the campaign in the gallery below.