Gabriela Hearst unveils her first collection for the Maison Chloé one hundred years to the day of Gaby Aghion’s birth. From Gaby to Gabi, two ambitious women interpreting femininity in the context of their time. And from Gabi to Gaby, the reassurance that, “Your House is in good hands.” When Chloé’s founder began presenting her earliest collections, she invited guests to Left Bank locales such Café de Flore and Brasserie Lipp. Today, with changes and cultural influences underway that are deeply personal to Gabi, the meaning of Chloé – ‘blooming’ in Greek – resonates anew. The Autumn-Winter ’21 collection is thus informed and inspired by sustainability and a commitment to the greater good. A forward concept has emerged that is subtle in design but bold in action. In every piece, a sense of purpose.
First launched in 2006, the Edith bag, defined by its structured yet feminine shape and equestrian detailing, projected a style that was quintessentially Chloé. The Autumn – Winter 21 collection designed by Gabriela Hearst marks the return of this iconic Chloé bag. The re-edition of Edith retains many of its original features. To start, the palette will span natural, richly earthy tones such as burgundy, sepia and autumnal brown along with black and white. Reflecting a streamlined attitude, the mini Edith is offered with a removable strap to wear cross-body. Additional and updated formats include a medium day bag, a more spacious tote, and two versions in recycled cashmere.