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Nothing brings me more joy than getting to write a positive post about a new collection from a brand that’s had some trouble finding its voice in the recent past. Chloe has had its issues since Phoebe Philo left for greener pastures (and eventually Celine), but based on Chloe Spring 2012, I’m optimistic that Clare Waight Keller can right the ship. The entire collection was a win in my book, including the shoes.
Chloe’s never been overwhelmingly known for its footwear, and its the segment that suffered the least under the rein of Hannah MacGibbon. With that in mind, this collection isn’t necessarily a return to form so much as a continuation of what her predecessor already had right. The take on the loafer is both more minimal and more feminine that the shoes that customers are used to associating with the word, and most of these are a workable way to take the trend into warmer weather.