- October 1, 2021
- Posted by: Stratford Team
- Category: Business
A world defined by lockdowns and curfews meant that Gabriela Hearst’s debut show as Chloé creative director in March was a digital one. This week, however, on the sun-dappled banks of the Seine, the Uruguayan-born designer — who shows her namesake brand in New York — presented the Chloé spring 2022 collection to a live crowd.
Later, Ms. Hearst talked about her key inspirations this season and why she uses her runway to highlight the craft work of nonprofit organizations.
What excited you most about unveiling this collection?
Probably being able to show our 250 guests — and the wider world — the creativity of the seven not-for-profit organizations we worked with this season. I have always felt motivated to use my platform as a designer to showcase the work of others, and our design studio worked with collectives on everything from garments and footwear to the stage and set. For example, the sliders were made in collaboration with Ocean Sole,…