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Paris Fashion Week fall 2013: Chloe review

PARIS -- As Chloe continues to celebrate its 60-year anniversary with a collection of greatest hits arriving in stores soon, the French brand’s current designer, Clare Waight Keller, showed her fall 2013 collection Sunday afternoon under a tent in the Tuileries Garden during Paris Fashion Week.

The inspiration: Tough girls, night buses, dorm rooms, bike sheds, cold nights, bare legs and independent spirit, according to the show notes.

The look:  Tomboy. Nubbly wool felt coat. Patchwork fur pullover worn with leather sweatpants. Pinafore dresses with straps that resembled utility belts. High waist, cropped pants. Chain-link fence T-shirts. Hiking boots and lace-up, lug-sole oxfords.  

The verdict: Keller could have used a bit more of the brand’s signature softness to counter the toughness in this collection.  Some of these clothes just looked plain clunky.  

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