Chloé Welcomes Chemena Kamali as Creative Director: A New Chapter Begins
Chloé, the famed French fashion house, has officially confirmed the appointment of Chemena Kamali as the successor to designer Gabriela Hearst. This development was much anticipated and marks an exciting new chapter for the brand.
A Designer’s Homecoming
For Chemena Kamali, the new role signifies a homecoming. Having kick-started her career at Chloé under Phoebe Philo and later returned to work with Clare Waight Keller, Kamali is no stranger to the brand’s heritage. Her extensive experience and creative flair make her a natural fit for Chloé.
A Paradigm Shift in the Industry
Kamali’s appointment aligns with a significant shift in the fashion industry. Increasingly, top fashion houses are opting for lesser-known designers to lead their creative teams. This change reflects an industry that is beginning to address questions around the underrepresentation of women and people of color in leadership positions.
Eyes on the Future
As Chemena Kamali prepares to take the reins at Chloé, the fashion world eagerly anticipates her debut. With her first pre-collection set for January and a ready-to-wear runway show scheduled for February in Paris, her vision and creativity will shape the brand’s future.