For the Chloé Pre-Fall 2023 collection, Gabriela Hearst makes a nod in the direction of her 17th century muse, the painter Artemisia Gentileschi.
There are graceful trumpet sleeves on a knit dress, a demure lace-up bodice on a hemp and linen number, and quilted puffers shaped like doublets made from leather or recycled nylon. Decoratively speaking, the offering’s harlequin motifs on knit separates and the color-blocking of a leather slip dress and poncho-cape are linked to the same time period.
A partnership with Teva has yielded a group of its familiar sport sandals made completely with recycled materials. And via an ongoing collaboration with the jeans legend Adriano Goldschmied, Hearst has developed a new wash that requires 80% less water than typical denim. Other jeans pieces have been made from post-consumer denim.