MAISON Chloé and luxury swimwear brand Eres have come together to unveil an extraordinary beachwear collection that marries sophistication and innovation. Gabriela Hearst, Chloé’s Creative Director, and Marie-Paule Minchelli, Eres’ Creative Director, have merged their creative prowess to develop a stunning assortment of swimsuits, bikinis, and complementary beachwear essentials that seamlessly blend the signature elements of both brands.
The heart of the collaboration lies in the Chloé x Eres swimwear, crafted from Eres’ innovative Peau Douce material – a blend of elasticity, resistance, shape, and comfort. With a color palette inspired by Mediterranean earth tones, such as ‘Summer Night,’ ‘Iconic Milk,’ and ‘Red Ochre,’ the collection also features classic black and brown shades, as well as an exclusive ‘Dark Honey’ hue available only on Net-A-Porter.
Chloé’s distinct femininity is displayed through the cut and fabrication of the swimwear pieces. The ‘Philippine’ swimsuit and ‘Polynesia Palau’ bikini feature shoulder flounces reminiscent of Chloé’s iconic winged silhouette. The collection also incorporates broderie anglaise botanical motifs and Chloé’s signature ‘C’ emblem, which ERES has ingeniously transformed into hardware to create sun ray ruching on the ‘Panama’ swimsuit and unite the cups of the ‘Papeete Paraguay’ bikini top.
All of the pieces represent Chloé’s dedication to sustainability and social justice. The Peau Douce fabric is made from a polyamide recycled from castor oil, while the eco-friendly ‘Patricia’ blouse and ‘Paloma’ skirt are embroidered on linen. Chloé’s commitment to uplifting artisans and advocating for sustainability is further shown by the ‘Palma’ basket bag, which was created in partnership with the Kenyan-based social enterprise Mifuk.
Incorporating Leather Working Group1 certified tanneries for the ‘Paz’ sandals and ‘Paula’ sunglasses frames, as well as recycled organic cotton canvas for the ‘Piia’ hat, the Chloé x ERES collection is a testament to the brands’ devotion to style, quality, and ethical responsibility.
by Zlata Kryudor