Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, on how to stand out when you design quiet clothes
In this week’s instalment of Fashion: No filter, your hosts Camille and Monica are still parked stateside for the resort shows and continue their exploration of the NY design scene. Enter Cate Holstein, founder of Khaite, one of the most talked about emerging brands in the industry today, that launched in the Fall of 2016 — and is incidentally up for the 2019 CFDAs fashion awards emerging designer of the year on June 3rd.
The girls sit down with Cate to talk to her about what made her want to launch a label of carefully curated basics — or as she likes to call them “cherished pieces” in the era of loud digital statements and an oversaturated market.
They cover everything from her first stab at design for her namesake label (that closed shortly after the 2008 recession hit the US), to cutting her teeth as a designer on the high street at GAP and in the luxury market for Vera Wang, to what made her come full circle and back to designing her own thing, only this time focusing her aesthetic on a quiet collection of timeless classics — a spot that has been highly coveted since the departure of Phoebe Philo at @OldCéline.
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