In October 2023, Chemena Kamali was appointed Creative Director of Chloé.
Born in Germany in 1981, Chemena undertook a Master of Arts in Fashion at Central Saint Martin’s University of the Arts in London under Professor Louise Wilson. Chemena graduated with distinction in 2007. The highly accomplished German designer has over two decades of experience including a long tenure with Chloé. She began her career at the Maison as part of Phoebe Philo’s team and later rejoined as Design Director to Clare Waight Keller in 2013. Most recently, from 2016, she was Women’s Ready to Wear Design Director for Anthony Vaccarello at Saint Laurent.
The appointment of Chemena Kamali as Chloé’s new Creative Director marks a meaningful return for her and the brand.
“My heart has always been Chloé’s. It has been since I stepped through its doors more than 20 years ago. Returning feels natural and very personal. I am extremely honoured to be taking on this role and to be building on the vision that Gaby Aghion and Karl Lagerfeld defined early in the Maison’s history. I hope to capture the emotional connection and spirit of Chloé for today. I am very grateful to Riccardo Bellini, Philippe Fortunato and Johann Rupert for this opportunity and their trust.” – Chemena Kamali, Creative Director of Chloé.
Chemena Kamali will present her first pre-collection for Chloé in Paris in January 2024, followed by her Fall-Winter 2024 collection during Paris Fashion Week in February 2024.