Gabriela Hearst has landed on the West Coast with her first Los Angeles store, now open in Beverly Hills.
Hearst collaborated with Foster & Partners and “designer-makers” Benji Gavron and Antoine Dumas on the 2,500-square-foot space, another step in the eight-year-old brand’s forward momentum this year, as the designer stepped away from her role as creative director at Chloé to focus solely on her own business.
Her vision for sustainable luxury fashion resulted in Chloé becoming B-Corp certified, and has led to demand from wholesale partners for exclusive collections, including one that launched last week with Net-a-porter. That capsule has resonated with its “ultra-elevated winter wardrobing offer, which includes not only special evening pieces but also hero categories such as tailoring and knitwear,” said the e-tailer’s buying director Kate Benson, adding that Net’s seasonal spend on the brand has increased 50 percent year-over-year.
Laura Dern and Mariska Hartigay have recently worn Gabriela Hearst to high-profile events, and the look created for Jill Biden for the presidential inauguration was added in January to the first ladies display at the Smithsonian in Washington, D.C.