Clare Waight Keller to leave Chloé

British designer Clare Waight Keller will depart French fashion house Chloé. The womenswear collection that will take the runway in Paris on 2 March will be her last, ending her six-year tenure at the helm of the of the house.

‚ÄúClare has been a remarkable partner at Chlo√© over the past six years,‚ÄĚ Geoffroy de la Bourdonnaye, Chlo√©‚Äôs president, told Business of Fashion. ‚ÄúShe helped rejuvenate the legacy of Gaby Aghion, the first ever Chlo√© girl, by infusing a cool and easy breeze into the Chlo√© wardrobe, effortlessly mixing graceful and feminine ‚Äėflou‚Äô with a free-wheeling and boyish take on tailoring.‚ÄĚ

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Models backstage at Chlo√©’s Spring/Summer 2017 show

While fashion insiders have been speculating on the departure for weeks, Chlo√© is yet to name Waight Keller’s successor. Natacha Ramsay-Levi, right hander to Louis Vuitton’s Nicolas¬†Ghesqui√®re, is rumoured to be a front runner for the creative director role.


Benefit Cosmetics to open first NZ boutique

Beauty buffs rejoice ‚Äď covetable San Francisco-born beauty house, Benefit Cosmetics is set to open its very first New Zealand boutique this March. The playful brand’s boutique will open the doors¬†in Auckland’s hip suburb of Ponsonby. As well as being able to shop the range of Benefit’s iconic products, the boutique will offer on-the-spot “make-uppers”, brow shaping, lash and brow tinting, waxing and airbrush spray tanning. In other words, it’s bound to become your one-stop-shop for all your beauty needs.



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