Evoking the overnight underworlds that only darkness can bring into focus, Pre-Fall 2022 evolves the oppositions that define KHAITE and continue to propel it forward. The collection unfolds in spirited dialogue—between masculine and feminine, structure and fluidity, past and future—to propose a wardrobe that is at once universal and singular, whether expressed through deliberately combined elements or a single piece designed to be cherished.
"Night is a time of rigor, but also of mercy. There are truths which one can see only when it's dark." - Isaac Bashevis Singer
A signature ease is heightened and sharpened as cherished outerwear embraces its protective role through enveloping and decisive volumes that range from chevron-quilted puffer coats to cropped denim jackets. These refined yet relaxed proportions carry through to tailored wide-leg trousers, low-slung A-line skirts, plush sherpa knits, and draped necklines paired with extended flounced sleeves fit for an epic poet. Tiered, elongated shapes and dropped shoulder seams are instantly elevated by layers of translucence and open-weave knits along with flashes of fringe and crystalline shine made all the more glossy by bias cutting.
A timeless monochrome palette is warmed by burnished neutrals: khakis and camels, burnt sienna and milk chocolate brown. These new classics integrate a range of material weights and finishes across tonal variations and set the stage for flashes of orange and washes of lilac. The patina of beloved indigo denim harmonizes with the heritage elements of the collection as KHAITE jeans debut in seasonal silhouettes, including a trio of low-rise fits that balance a form-fitting dropped waist with wide-legged ease.