Sunday, August 20, 2006

MAYLE SAVES CHLOE?...


Now THIS is a rumour I can get excited about for a change...

...For about five minutes. In the Telegraph article Jane Mayle says both that she's not very good at having bosses, and that she never looks at archives when designing - which is kind of something one would do with the Chloe archives at one's disposal. Is she absolutely ruling it out or is it just nerves? How would you feel if you had gained a solid reputation amongst the fashion cognoscenti by doing your own thing, your own way - keeping it small for years, and suddenly this big old carrot was dangled in front of you? You'd probably be terrified. Of failure on a huge scale, of not thriving in a corporate big business environment. Of not actually wanting the life that a job like that brings. This is obviously all conjecture on my part, but since I mentioned Jane Mayle only yesterday - along with the fact that her clothes have until now been so hard to get hold of here in the U.K and the fact that her shop in N.Y would be one of my first ports of call next time I go there, makes me think that if she found a way to feel comfortable taking the Chloe job people would respond well. Her design aesthetic would be a perfect fit, but would she?

1 comment:

Bruce said...

i designed her NY store... she pulls from everything, i'm sure she'll use it for inspiration.