Serene and Sculpted:
Introducing Khaite’s Spring Collection
Photographed by Hanna Tveite
The first spring/summer collection from New York-based Khaite looks to the Italian seaside settings of Purple Noon, the 1960 film adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s The Talented Mr. Ripley, as inspiration for warmth that is crisp rather than cozy in its allure. Developed as a travel-ready wardrobe, the pieces—elegantly abbreviated tops, A-line skirts, sculpted knits, cropped trousers, a fluid trench—are unified by their feminine proportions and inviting textures.
We’re moving away from the word ‘essential,’ because it’s more about what’s cherished. Catherine Holstein, Creative Director, Khaite
Accents take the form of angled-to-flatter slits and tortoiseshell-toned buttons. The richly mottled neutral is reprised in Khaite sunglasses and raffia mules by Manolo Blahnik.
Animated by contrast topstitching, a collarless trench transitions effortlessly between seasons. The collection’s palette of neutral hues gains a nautical edge from navy and ivory stripes.
Lighting Jon Ervin
Styling Vanessa Traina
Hair Rita Marmor at Streeters
Makeup Daniel Martin at The Wall Group
Model Sunniva Vaatevik