Chloe FW21 - Aphrodite
Fall Winter 2021 was the season that marked the debut of Chloé’s new Creative Director Gabriela Hearst. Her first collection for the brand was dubbed “Aphrodite'' as she delivered a sensual and heroic interpretation of the historic brand with a modern bohemian touch of her own. The collection gave a nod to Hearst’s Uruguayan heritage with intricate handmade ponchos that were given high neck puffer collars. She also reworked and repurposed a few of the classics from the brand’s archive . Sustainability was a main part of the collection as many of the pieces were created in collaboration with Sheltersuit, a non profit organisation providing home to the homeless, that were paired with marble printed dresses and blouses created by artist Peter Miles using seaweed and eggs. The silhouettes of coats and gowns also included shearling and eco-leather that were put together through a non-chemical process and macramé sweaters were also created using recycled cashmere. With the collection , Hearst’s made a point in creating a kind of luxury that was successfully sustainable while remaining chic at the same time.