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Chloé Confirms Gabriela Hearst's Exit

“I am delighted to be part of this incredible team building a strong foundation for a purpose-driven fashion future, and I am proud of what we have achieved together in growing our business and design perspective Positive Change is proud to put our people and the environment first,” Hearst said in a statement. “Few brands have such a strong history of female leaders who have uniquely contributed to the brand under the inspiring legacy of founder Gaby Aghion. I feel empowered and empowered by the work Chloé is doing Excited, and I have a clear message: Women can do it all and have fun.”

During her tenure, Chloé drew on Hearst’s understated aesthetic and Passion for craftsmanship, pursuing a brand promotion strategy. She’s responsible for low-impact Nama sneakers (now bestsellers) and Gayia glasses made from recycled acetate. She has also initiated several collaborations, including with Moon Boot, Teva, Barbour and Eres, aimed at expanding Chloé’s client base. Her Autumn/Winter2023 collection includes exquisite leather tailoring techniques, “details that only customers can appreciate in-store”, Vogue Sarah Moore wrote. “I like that nothing is fancy. They’re not clothes for Instagram,” Hearst said at the time.

Richemont’s ‘Other’ division (which includes Chloé as well as Montblanc and Alaïa among others) increased sales as of March 2023 19, % to 2.7 billion euros). The Swiss conglomerate doesn’t break out revenue by brand, but Richemont CEO Jérôme Lambert highlighted “positive dynamics” at Chloé on an earnings call in May. According to estimates by Morgan Stanley analyst Edouard Aubin, Chloé’s annual sales for the fiscal year ended 31 were million euros*) in March, an increase of 19.9% compared to the previous year.

Chloé by Aghion at 1952. Since then, the label has undergone several transformations under the creative direction of Karl Lagerfeld, Stella McCartney, Phoebe Philo, Hannah MacGibbon, Clare Waight Keller and Natacha Ramsay-Levi, among others. Chloé’s announcement made no mention of a successor, but the brand is known to be committed to female designers.

It is understood that one of the names being considered for the next chapter of Chloé is Chemena Kamali, Saint Laurent Womenswear Design Director since July 2015 . She reportedly worked at Chloé as Head of Ready-to-Wear Design and Director of Cruise Design from 2023 to 2015. to her LinkedIn profile. Chloé declined to comment.




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