For Khaite’s Catherine Holstein, nothing balances comfort with the temptation to reveal more than being in the privacy of your home. The designer, who specializes in classic American sportswear with a thread of youthful sophistication, stuck to elevated staples while playing with seductive skin-baring elements.
She introduced lingerie in variations meant to be worn layered and exposed — cashmere bralettes, striped bandeau tops, and silk bras with lace accents peeking out from under loosely cut tailoring — and played with revealing elements elsewhere in the form of semisheer linen gauze, silk-flocked tulle top-and-skirt sets and a crocheted dress that took 200 hours to make (because of its time-intensive labor, only 12 can be made a year by one woman).
Evening propositions like the tulle sets speak to a more daring Khaite customer who wants a side of youth with refinement. The tulle was sheer and could be worn layered for the day, as could a red smocked dress with accordion pleated skirt given its casual poplin fabric.
She balanced these with structured workwear pieces loyal fans will surely appreciate — a chic trenchcoat with a dramatic cape, another cut with buttery calfskin, a raw denim button-down with big stiff cuffs and a new slouchy waist jean with distressing, perfect for lounging at home in style.