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Tuesday, October 12, 2010

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Can't minimalism seem like not enough of a good thing?

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Less is elegance!

- Vanessa
Project Zen at


Blogger BDC said ... (3:24 PM) : 

I don't know - these are so elegant. What are they missing? I don't think anything at all.


Blogger Malena said ... (3:24 PM) : 

Simply the best!


Blogger Unknown said ... (3:25 PM) : 

What I'm afraid of is that every time Chloe seems to me like a copy of Celine ...


Blogger tiffany. said ... (3:26 PM) : 

uhmmm... let's talk about those sandals... i need them both in heels and flats... LIKE, TO LIVE!

anyone else??



Blogger eljovendario said ... (3:27 PM) : 

black is the colour, all colours.


Blogger Anna said ... (3:27 PM) : 

I love those pictures!


Anonymous Jennifer - Stylish Clin d'Oeil said ... (3:28 PM) : 

Minimalist & simple, but great! It's enough to look smart^^


Blogger Michelle Bobb-Parris said ... (3:28 PM) : 

Yes, it can. But, then again, no one ever makes a style error with clean lines and simplicity. It is safe, but then again you rarely see someone who dresses simply on the worst dressed list. Those who shun minimalism are skilled at doing so and some things fall under the ''don't try this at home'' category. It works on those experts only.

Elegance is rarely maximalist.



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:29 PM) : 

This is a favorite. Especially the second picture. Loving the black and light brown. I could wear this style everyday.


Blogger SabinePsynopsis said ... (3:30 PM) : 

I'm a huge fan of minimalism, but sometimes it can seem too risk free. Haven't really made my mind up about SS2011 Chloe; but it's very beige AGAIN...


Anonymous A Girl, A Style said ... (3:32 PM) : 

While I certainly appreciate these designs, I think you're exactly right. I want more of a good thing from Chloe! I turn to Chloe for romantic embellishment, and while I love the garments, I want more piled on.

Miss B xx


Blogger emma-kate said ... (3:32 PM) : 

To be honest I'm not digging the minimal look. But see if I'm saying that next season!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:34 PM) : 

To answer your question, the clothes look great in picture, but the show was such a bore.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:35 PM) : 



Blogger Wallace Chapman said ... (3:37 PM) : 

the top dress is beautiful


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:38 PM) : 

That is : simple is beautiful,everytime..


Anonymous jenny said ... (3:38 PM) : 

such beautiful, wearable clothes. Great investment pieces.


Blogger Kate said ... (3:39 PM) : 

such a gorgeous collection


Blogger Ellinor Forje said ... (3:41 PM) : 

Ah, but is not enough of a good thing not minimalism? The pictures are beautiful. The clothes, I want to wear them.


Blogger Sanam said ... (3:42 PM) : 

Amazing! chloe never ceases to to impress :D

Day By Diva
Day By Diva
Day By Diva


Blogger FASHION SNAG said ... (3:43 PM) : 

Loving the last look!


Blogger Diogo Torres said ... (3:44 PM) : 

There's nothing new with that.
Beautiful lines, though.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:46 PM) : 

First and yes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:47 PM) : 

I like minimalism because it is so easily worn. Plus it showcases more the wearer than the clothes, counter-intuitive in a fashion show but brilliant in day to day.


Blogger Tobey said ... (3:51 PM) : 

The shoes are so effing hot!


Anonymous Kazuko said ... (3:51 PM) : 

i would rather call it "phoebeism" or "philoism", however i like it


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:53 PM) : 

love the shoes greek-dea like diana.


Blogger Cecille said ... (3:54 PM) : 

i'll always love chloe shoes


Blogger Elizabeth said ... (3:55 PM) : 

so sleek and chic. lovely photos!


Blogger Ninjagaiden78 said ... (3:59 PM) : 

I like the belt on the first dress.
Very nice.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:05 PM) : 

Chloe designs have always been the cleanest, most simply elegant and beautiful pieces. And those leather sandals with the gold heel? Gorgeous.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:10 PM) : 

Your double negative is confusing! Nonetheless, great looks captured by the master.


Blogger Melissa said ... (4:11 PM) : 

two thumbs up for minimalism


Anonymous Alison said ... (4:15 PM) : 

I LOVE those shoes. TO. DIE. FOR.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:18 PM) : 

The shoes are very strange. They are pretty, and an interesting interpretation of the gladiator look, but they seem like they would fall off. I do love the coatdress in the first photo. That's exactly how I like to dress - black, simple and elegant, classic with a bit of an edge.


Anonymous Lola said ... (4:18 PM) : 

With minimalism, I miss little intricate details.


Blogger Carol said ... (4:19 PM) : 

love it!! but it seems like céline F/W 2010!


Blogger fledgling said ... (4:23 PM) : 

everyone has been celine-ified!


Blogger Aissata said ... (4:23 PM) : 

i love that first coat


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:25 PM) : 

Love the second one!


Blogger Unknown said ... (4:26 PM) : 

I disagree. It's just enough


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:38 PM) : 

Calvin Klein kind of covered this style pretty well already. The sandals are cute, tho prob. hurt to wear. Nothing really grabs me.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:53 PM) : 



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:59 PM) : 

I adore minimalism! The simplicity allows you to rest your eye on the whole look, and then appreciate the details for being so exquisite!


Anonymous jhlb said ... (5:14 PM) : 

If less is more, then too little is too much.


Blogger S. Alice said ... (5:15 PM) : 

Hmm. I love the sandals, I love the 'brown' ones even more, but I really cannot say I like the overall looks. There's not enough to them. There is no color except the shoes. One simple belt, while in the sense that it's good that the designer is not trying to define a look by accessorizing it, is not enough when a look is this bland. So in this case, no, minimalism is quite enough of a good thing. But in almost any other case, I'd be inclined to agree with you.


Blogger Eryl said ... (5:15 PM) : 

It can but not here, here it feels like just the right amount of lovely things. The tan sandals are great with the black.


Blogger Cazzolini said ... (5:19 PM) : 

Chloé is my absolute favourite brand EVER! <3 There WF10 collection was simply divine!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:25 PM) : 

Love the sandals!!! Especially the tan ones!



Blogger said ... (5:27 PM) : 

classic black, beatifull


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:28 PM) : 

OMG, these two looks are so similar to Celine fall 10/11, I'm not even joking!


Blogger Thiago Neves said ... (5:29 PM) : 

Very elegant!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:32 PM) : 

No, its the confidence to know when its just enough


Anonymous el mundo en un espejo said ... (5:33 PM) : 

Great Choe!!!! Less is more


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:34 PM) : 

and here comes the long long missed Jil Sander style of the 90th and the millennium again!

very elegant, very feminine, but with a kick-ass-attitude ;)


Blogger San said ... (5:34 PM) : 

I really love the shoes and the clothes are nice too. But who did the make up? Those red eyes aren't the best idea or should I cry when I wear those clothes?


Blogger Unknown said ... (5:42 PM) : 

"Perfection isn't when there is nothing more to add but nothing more to take away...."
-diary of a fashion stylist-


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:53 PM) : 

LOVE the shoes, in both colors. Thank god for the return of wearable heels.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:55 PM) : 

They made those sandals count.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:00 PM) : 

YES minimalism seems a canvas waiting for personalization...otherwise too much like a uniform


Blogger Prutha Raithatha said ... (6:06 PM) : 

love the leather top and those sandals!!


Anonymous elxoxodemiprima said ... (6:09 PM) : 

Chloe : the state of being weary and restless through lack of interest.
Synonyms: boredom, blahs, doldrums, ennui, listlessness, restlessness, tedium, weariness


Blogger Lee said ... (6:25 PM) : 

Double negative! How about:
Is there such a thing as "too much" minimalism?
One can't be too minimal, in my opinion.
But I agree. Yay minimalism.


Blogger beths said ... (6:40 PM) : 

The top shot makes it just enough because of the amazing glint/gleam of the belt.


Anonymous Christina said ... (6:42 PM) : 

Love the striking simplicity. Nice shots.


Blogger annie b said ... (6:42 PM) : 

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Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:44 PM) : 

Or too much of a good thing...



Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:59 PM) : 

Love the minimalism here. Chloe had done a great job. I find it harder to photograph though. Colour always makes for a better photo I think. Those ladies should be happy with the heal height too.


Anonymous The Photodiarist said ... (7:33 PM) : 

No way. Love minimalism. Clean, simple, graceful elegance. Not totally discounting color and prints (especially leopard) because I love them too. But true minimalism in clothing depends on cut and construction and can be harder to achieve than adding stuff. When one achieves it, as in this collection, then it should be celebrated as purely as possible so that we can see the cut and construction -- the architecture behind the clothing. So for me, this collection and its presentation are pretty damn divine.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (7:48 PM) : 

Simplicity is always in style. And are flat shoes making a comeback?! I love the leather pieces.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:43 PM) : 

Lets talk about that leather shirt in the second shot. If you've got arms and abs to show off, that is the sleekest, sexiest, female muscle-shirt around. Damn!


Anonymous Hendrica said ... (8:55 PM) : 

Is minimalism exciting enough?

When it's done this well, with a perfect fit and some fresh new accessories I think it's more exciting than even the most extravagant Galliano show.

But I do think it only works perfectly on a pretty tall girl, someone who doesn't need much embellishment herself.


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:57 PM) : 

The Shoes! The Shoes! It's all so very lovely!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (9:18 PM) : 

I like the shoes, too. I can has?


Blogger Siblings said ... (10:32 PM) : 

oh how i long for chloe~


Blogger Robin West said ... (10:50 PM) : 

Loving the eyes


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:10 PM) : 

Nothing else is needed!!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:31 PM) : 

The two models (or are they the same?) seem to be falling backward. It's funny.


Blogger Lacey said ... (12:07 AM) : 

These looks are great. I think if you were to dress minimalistic every day it would be boring, but it is certainly a refreshing look when done on the occasion - and very comfortable to wear as well.


Blogger StuddedLilly said ... (12:40 AM) : 

great pieces!


Blogger Pret a Porter P said ... (1:04 AM) : 

This is CHLOE??! Is Phoebe Philo secretly back gone back, this looks awfully a lot like what she's doing at Celine.


Blogger derek said ... (1:05 AM) : 

chloe never does wrong!


Anonymous jimjims said ... (1:56 AM) : 

these outfits gives black a whole new look and feel.



Anonymous Kelsey said ... (3:19 AM) : 

This minimalist approach works great here because it emphasizes the quality if the garment. Simplicity works when you can show off a expertly tailored, perfectly fit, well made garment. I'd love to have more cloths like this in my wardrobe, they are timeless


Blogger BluestGreen said ... (4:54 AM) : 

I love the neat lines and the elegance. And the shoes go with it amazingly... the minimal look can never be out of trend!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:02 AM) : 

La classe!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (6:00 AM) : 

these shoes were done before by Calvin Klein(as a flat) and i had them. also clothes they are sooooooooooooo Celine


Blogger Nancie said ... (6:15 AM) : 

i loved this collection!!!


Blogger the nyanzi report said ... (6:22 AM) : 

The thing with minimalism is in the details. Not everybody will 'get it' unless they truly understand cut, construction, different colour shades, texture.
It's sort of like a secret language for only a choosen few.
And that's where the truth lies.


Anonymous Daniela said ... (6:50 AM) : 

Couldn't agree more!


Blogger Unknown said ... (8:42 AM) : 

Love the first so structured that looks made by some God....


Anonymous Maryanne said ... (9:28 AM) : 

minimalism works best when the designer puts their stamp on it.

those impeccable suits and boots in the 60's were Courreges signature look.

the looks here are attractive minimalism, but could like like everyone else's idea of minimalism.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:53 AM) : 

I'm a big fan of black, and I do believe less is more!
It's sometimes annoying to see lots of very creative designer runways but nothing you can add to your wardrobe!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (11:15 AM) : 

The clothes, sandals and shots -- WOW.


Anonymous berkshire mems said ... (11:32 AM) : 

minimalism is just enough of a good thing -- no more, no less


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:25 PM) : 

I love the shoes!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (12:36 PM) : 

it's like Celine!


Blogger Shoshana said ... (2:38 PM) : 

Love those sandals!!!


Anonymous mgik said ... (2:42 PM) : 

wow.. love the black blouse and skirt paired with the brown leather sandals!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:49 PM) : 

I can be a fan of minimalism. But there's minimalism and then there's boring. I think these looks fall in the latter category and agree with you.


Blogger Gene said ... (7:04 PM) : 

I agree. Minimal can be quite drab at times, and other times, it can say so much! But, it's time for McGibbon to steer away into a lighter palette of summer, what with all the summery dresses that popped up in the collection. Beautiful nonetheless.


Anonymous Victor said ... (7:08 PM) : 

Madly in love with her!


Anonymous Justin said ... (4:41 AM) : 

This is a bit irreverent but what is with that armpit?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (5:31 AM) : 

Yes, I want those sandals.


Anonymous Aud Olsen said ... (5:47 AM) : 

Except from the shoes there is very little humanity in these clothes. Money, of course, and skill, but the model might as well be dead. Or alive for that matter. Life & death are insignificant here, doesn’t really matter. Someone else eventually does the living.


Blogger The Decorator said ... (7:10 AM) : 

I have a maximalist view of this minimalism! Give me more! absolutely breathtaking!


Blogger Teresa @ good-grace said ... (9:59 AM) : 

Those shoes are INSANELY sexy!!


Blogger Unknown said ... (12:50 PM) : 

Wow, this is so beautiful!


Anonymous Helen said ... (1:55 AM) : 


Whoever said maximilism can't be elegant? The indian sari proves you wrong.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (4:01 AM) : 

Gimme. That's all.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (2:00 PM) : 

I'm really impressed by the look on the bottom pic.

Looks like this and some of the looks at the Haider Ackermann show take everything to a whole 'nother level.



Anonymous Miranda said ... (6:14 PM) : 

oh i love that black with brown sandals! one of my favorite color combos. to think it used to be a faux pas.


Anonymous VOZ new york said ... (2:45 PM) : 

Chloe used to be a bit more fun - seems like the brand is in the shadow of Celine. Probably Hannah MacGibbon needs to discuss with Phoebe Philo to which direction Celine is going in the next season before Hannah starts designing.


Anonymous bettina said ... (5:21 PM) : 

nineties minimalism is so elegant but imho a bit boring: I think some bad taste to be added would be a good idea. but I lovelovelove the sandals!!!


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (10:13 PM) : 

I think this kind of minimilism is classic. The simplicity is all about cut, pared-back lines, and the designer's interpretation and appreciation of the fabrics...And to this end (as someone earlier mentioned) the designs ultimately cause focus on the wearer. These designs are fabulous, understated, intellectual, cool.
The second pic illustrates this perfectly: Look at the simple shapes, but see how the mix of materials and the cut makes the outfit continually interesting, and how the material and colour-contrast of the sandals gives the entire look its "kick".
Watching someone wearing these types of styles and designs makes me incredibly curious about the person wearing it, like good clothing design should.
Thanks for the fashion show pics and the debates; love it.
Ciao, L., in Oz. x x


Blogger Catharina Pavitschitz said ... (3:32 PM) : 

Oh I just loove that leather top!!!
It is perfect, so minimal, so chic, so beautiful!!


Blogger Sarlin said ... (2:46 AM) : 

The dress in first picture is very cute.


Blogger Sarlin said ... (2:48 AM) : 

the dress in the first picture is very cute.


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (8:09 PM) : 

I love those Shoes! does anyone know what they're called?


Anonymous Anonymous said ... (3:25 PM) : 

Love the model's nose.


Anonymous Swan said ... (2:26 AM) : 

These shoes are so good.


Blogger Julie Ling said ... (8:50 PM) : 

I completely agree with you, but I cannot live without channeling ultra feminine vibes!

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