Today we saw the Fall 22 collection from the American brand Khaite. New York Fashion Week continues to prove that American designers are bursting with creativity and talent.
Khaite is a brand that started in 2016, which, in the words of its creative designer Catherine Holstein, is “a women’s ready-to-wear collection that reimagines classic American sportswear for the twenty-first century.” This is a fact that has been proven over and over again with each of the brand’s collections, including this Fall 22 one. Since its first collection, we have seen the brand’s designs offer wardrobe staples with sportswear aesthetics: part of the DNA of the “American Look” of the 1930s, with separate garments for everyday life that provide comfort in our day-to-day activities.
What I loved about this latest collection that they presented at New York Fashion Week is that we can witness the evolution of the brand, but also of American sportswear. Each of the looks that we saw on the Khaite catwalk have a casual vibe, but with a more rebellious mood. We saw classic garments like trench coats, jeans, jackets, skirts, blouses, and dresses infused with a punk aesthetic. The dresses were full of seductive fringes; the two-piece suit took on oversize proportions like cocoons of fabric, and then, there were skirts on both extremes: either mini or extra long. The classic leather biker jacket was there to represent rebellion, and we saw this material transformed into jackets, tops, skirts, dresses, and pants. The Fall 22 collection showed us that today’s woman is looking for classic elegance that goes a bit beyond–a uniform that helps us navigate this new world.
As in all the brand’s creations, we saw a duality in the garments. The rebellious soul that we saw in the collection was also full Khaite’s feminine side. Catherine Holstein has designed a collection in which elements like ruffles, mesh, and rhinestones become a symbol of that delicate side of women. We saw inspiration from men’s tailoring combined with feminine silhouettes. Eacg outfit was a fusion of opposing elements resulting in beautiful look.
Each of Khaite’s Fall 22 collection looks are made up of versatile pieces that make the perfect addition to any woman’s wardrobe. They have a timeless elegance to them that allows them to adapt to any style, and the quality of the materials and the perfect tailoring make them excellent investments. Khaite is a brand that goes beyond making clothes that follow trends, its goal is to create garments that become part of the life of the woman who wears them. And with this collection, the brand shows us that, just like its followers, it has been growing and evolving since its first collection. It has matured but still retains its youthful, girly spirit, now with a little more rebelliousness and desire to go out and see the world.