Chloé has announced its new Creative Director, Chemena Kamali, marking a meaningful return for her and the Maison.
In a move signaling both evolution and reverence for its roots, Chloé welcomes back Chemena Kamali as its new Creative Director. A Central Saint Martin’s graduate with deep ties to the brand, Kamali’s appointment is akin to a homecoming. Having previously worked alongside industry giants like Phoebe Philo and Clare Waight Keller at Chloé, she later sharpened her design language at Saint Laurent with Anthony Vaccarello.
Riccardo Bellini, Chloé's President & CEO, shared his enthusiasm, saying, "Chemena's genuine affinity for Chloé makes her a seamless fit. She doesn’t just lead the brand; she lives it." Echoing the sentiment, Kamali states, “My heart has always been Chloé’s. It has been since I stepped through its doors more than 20 years ago. Returning feels natural and very personal. I am extremely honored to be taking on this role and to be building on the vision that Gaby Aghion and Karl Lagerfeld defined early in the Maison’s history. I hope to capture the emotional connection and spirit of Chloé for today. I am very grateful to Riccardo Bellini, Philippe Fortunato, and Johann Rupert for this opportunity and their trust.”
Kamali will unveil her debut pre-collection in Paris this January, with her major runway moment slated for Paris Fashion Week in February 2024.