Chemena Kamali Presents An Ode To Karl Lagerfeld For Chloé’s Spring 2025 Colleciton

Emma Hodgson   |   10-06-2024

Creative director Chemena Kamali has revealed the Chloé Spring 2025 collection, with an explosion of 1970s nostalgia and boho-chic summer pieces. 

Discussing the collection in the notes which accompanied the collection Kamali explains that in particular, she was inspired by the late Karl Lagerfeld, who spent several decades with the house, from 1963 to 1983 and again from 1992 to 1997.  

 “Karl’s 1970s apartment on Place Saint-Sulpice – an Art Deco-inflected masterpiece featured in countless editorials with its signature black, gold and cream colour palette – triggered the creative path this season. That place was the hub of so many creative projects, as everything with Karl. Photographers such as Helmut Newton, Deborah Tuberville, Guy Bourdin and David Bailey shoot memorable images there, while Karl’s previous apartment in Saint-Germain- des-Prés, where he started his interest in Art Deco, was where Andy Warhol and Paul Morrissey filmed a movie called “L’Amour” in September 1970,” says Kamali.

The designer describes her latest collection for the house as “relatable rather than escapist,” but that doesn’t make it any less desirable.

The collection moves along two parallel lines: rich and airy, billowing dresses and blouses in black and gold or white and gold fil coupé evolve seamlessly from the last show, exploring Art Deco motifs and colour combinations.

Elsewhere, core Chloé include jackets with scalloped edges, leather coats, and Bermudas, together with denim pants and ribbed knit tops. 

The colour palette includes shades of highly saturated tones of magenta, fuchsia, and purple, alongside the house’s signature shades of beige, cream and black.