Chloe Paris Fashion Week Fall Winter 2018 : We are woman.We are different.
Natacha Ramsay-Levi drastically opened up her silhouette: “large, wide, very comfortable, to have volume, to be generous,” she said in a preview on Wednesday. The designer found her inspiration in characters bred through cinema, from actresses like Stéphane Audran to Anjelica Huston, desiring to capture how “cinema can give depth to the psychology of a character.”
She expressed it as a philosophy relating to women’s conversations with their own wardrobes: how one tweaks one’s own character through dress. “She really plays with herself. It’s her going into different characters to enhance herself. When you get dressed that’s how you want to communicate with other people,” Ramsay-Levi said of her season muse. Translated into jodhpurs and bohemian dresses with riding skirts cascading from below the hips, it made for less effortless and more complex silhouettes than last season’s approachable tailoring (which is already making appearances in the wardrobes of show-goers). Medieval elements - embellishment, quilting and heels - found their way into the collection courtesy of Ramsay-Levi’s love of 1970s queen Anjelica Huston, who appeared in the film A Walk with Love and Death set in the fourteenth century.