Designer Gabriela Hearst unveiled her first collection for Chloé earlier this year. Her debut collection for fall 2021 focused on the concept of moving forward and a continued commitment towards sustainability. Now, Hearst has unveiled a look at her latest collection for the French design House, which builds upon the fall 2021 collection.
A focus on innovation and lower impact materials can be seen throughout the collection, and the House is taking impressive measures to make its collections more sustainable. Hearst herself sited the importance of motivation over inspiration, telling Vogue, “We’re here on a mission…If you came for the romantic mood boards and the classic tales of trips to the archive, this wasn’t it”.
The collection overall oozed a sort of sensible bohemian vibe and the bags were no different. 80% of the handbag leather used in this collection is low impact, sourced from tanneries that are certified by the Leather Working Group. Linen linings are used throughout, which are considered to be less impactful than cotton interiors. As for the denim details, they are crafted using leftover stock from previous collections.
Chloé’s archival Edith bag was seen once again this season as were other silhouettes like a sleek and simple shoulder bag featuring clean lines and a braided handle. The shape seems to be a focus as it is presented in all-leather as well as leather with denim details. Other shapes include boho detailing like eyelets and crochet. View bags from the collection below.[images via Chloé]