Arriving at the intersection of then and now, before and after, memory and forgetting, Spring/Summer 2022 connects above and below to propose a definitive New York wardrobe. The collection traces the city’s capacity for renewal and rebirth to its deep creative roots. Dense, evergreen, and largely unseen, this foundation is a force for deliberate growth, choosing necessity over novelty and hope over fear.
What began in 2016 with the quest to reimagine American sportswear extends its reach to make an indelible mark on Fashion. It is the feminine unique, calibrated for an era of emergence. Construction is pushed further through couture techniques, from invisible support elements formed by horsehair layers and precise boning to the hand-sewn silk straps of graphic harnesses, a form of textile jewelry.
"If you shut up truth, and bury it underground, it will but grow." - Emile Zola
Accessories are firmly planted in the city, designed to thrive in and on its demanding terrain. Low heels, boldly tasseled clogs, and scaled-up fisherman sandals embrace stability through noble, softened proportions that recall those of the 1940s while sampling the perforated performance textures and ergonomic advances of today. KHAITE Luggage evolves through a fresh balance of slouch and structure with draped, sculpted silhouettes and capacious totes.