Chloé appoints Chemena Kamali as creative director
Luxury fashion brand Chloé has appointed Chemena Kamali as creative director.
A graduate of Central Saint Martin’s University of the Arts in London, the German designer has over two decades of experience and has worked with Chloé twice before.
She began her career at the Richemont-owned fashion house as part of Phoebe Philo’s team and later rejoined as design director to Clare Waight Keller in 2013. More recently, she worked as women’s ready-to-wear design director for Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent.
Riccardo Bellini, president and chief executive of Chloé, said: “I am proud to welcome Chemena Kamali to Chloé. Her extraordinary creative talent, extensive experience and unique connection with the brand’s legacy and values make her a natural choice for the maison.”
Kamali will present her first pre-collection for Chloé in Paris in January 2024. This will be followed by her autumn/winter 2024 collection during Paris Fashion Week next February.
Philippe Fortunato, chief executive of the fashion and accessories division at Richemont. added: “Chloé is an important and much-loved part of Richemont. Chemena Kamali’s return is an exciting new chapter for the Maison given her passion for the brand’s heritage and her strong connection to Chloé.”
Photo courtesy of courtesy of David Sims.
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