I'm a longstanding admirer of the Chloe aesthetic. There is a certain flirtatious freedom imbued within their clothing that lends itself to (season-after-season) pursuing yet another path along the endless road to self-discovery, a sartorial strength I've personally identified with over the years. Clare Waight Keller's approach to the CHLOE AW '16 collection is no exception:

Chloé has a backstory this season that can’t be beat. Clare Waight Keller discovered Anne-France Dautheville, a fabulous-looking Frenchwoman who traveled across Europe and through the Middle East on a motorbike in the 1970s. In a book about her journey, Dautheville wrote, “I went around the world, because, in the end, it was just a little further. Because time ceased to exist, and the fleeting moments of chance encounters along the way were the only thing that mattered.” It could be a manifesto for our plugged-in age.  - VOGUE.COM

With that said, I'm certainly keen to read more about Dautheville, and will stand persistent in my bid to acquire one of those Chloe scarves.

TEXT | Kara Town / VOGUE.COM

Images | Dazed Digital and VOGUE.COM