I think it is all a matter of love. The more you love a memory the stronger and stranger it becomes.
The braided rug on the herringbone floor. Ladderback chairs pulled close to a tablecloth that dreams of Delftware. Flowered curtains and ancient quilts, illuminated by shards of sunlight. The door leading to a landscape dotted with abandoned barns, filled with secret histories, and shot through with the stillness of summer in America. A time apart, a world forgotten—and cherished forever.
When KHAITE creative director Catherine Holstein traveled to Woodstock, Vermont, to visit the former home of her grandparents for the first time in nearly twenty years, she found a place preserved. Each object and space released its long-held memories in flashes: the formative moments and everyday magic of childhood summers. These recollections—at once playful and determined, familiar and fantastical, personal and universal—animate Spring/Summer 2020.
Marking KHAITE’s foray into prints, the collection is rooted in the transformative impulse that peaks in the spring and summer months, when life feels ripe for change and charged with possibility. Signature fabrications such as crepe-backed satin, cotton poplin, and flocked tulle are reimagined and recombined in silhouettes that celebrate the art of juxtaposition, as in a harlequin-patterned crewneck that unites luscious cashmere with natural raffia.
Precise tailoring, classic denim, and fresh cropped lengths are joined by wrapped shapes, sculptural ruching, and flounced sleeves in a palette that mixes neutrals and sand-washed shades with flashes of rose and red. Spring/Summer also expands the KHAITE Luggage range with the introduction of two new styles: a modern interpretation of the frame bag and a softened “croissant” silhouette that epitomizes the enduring ease of KHAITE.
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