Brand Spotlight: Khaite New York
A southern California and London native, Catherine Holstein first made a name for herself in the fashion space by studying at the revered Parson’s School of Design. After spending some years earning her stripes working for retail giants such as GAP, 2016 saw the birth of Holstein’s baby, Khaite.
Not necessarily a namesake label, more a play on words to a nick-name and a nod to a Greek word meaning ‘flowing hair’, Holstein launched Khaite as and remains the brand’s designer, founder and creative director.
Catapulted to whatever virality was called back in 2019 thanks to Katie Holmes being papped wearing a cashmere set in New York, (which all seems too perfect really), Khaite has been on a steep upward trajectory since.
Today, Khaite stands as a women’s ready-to-wear brand that ‘reimagines classic American sportswear for the twenty-first century’, as so eloquently but a little confusingly put on Khaite.com. Truly, sportswear would not be the first word to come to mind when admiring a recent collection by the brand.
Each Khaite separate seems to be wildly intentional. Designed with quality, luxury and perfect balance, Khaite is an authority across multiple womenswear categories, including cashmere, knitwear, Japanese denim, and eveningwear. Each silhouette of clothing embodies strength and softness, timelessness and a signature sense of sensuality.
Khaite can be likened to labels like The Row, who also celebrate a laissez-faire luxuriousness, exquisite craftsmanship and the ultimate balance of feminine and masculine.
When it comes to accessories, Khaite excels. A modern take on the western cowboy boot has become a signature staple for the brand (and high on my wishlist), as is their collection of exquisite belts.
Don’t let the price tags intimidate you, we assure you an investment into anything Khaite is exactly like a hobby in collecting. Each piece will only appreciate in value you the more you love and wear it for seasons to come.