You can’t talk about celebrities wearing Khaite – the cult New York label designed by Catherine Holstein – without mentioning Katie Holmes’ cashmere bra-digan Moment in 2019. It was one of the most standout celebrity street style looks ever.
From that viral paparazzi shot, we started to spot every A Lister choose Khaite for their everyday lewks (and red carpet moments) and the fashion pack’s favourite under-the-radar NY brand began to go global.
Founded in 2016, Khaite is the epitome of downtown cool. It’s quiet luxury with a twist and is beloved by influencers and fashion editors alike. Unlike some designer brands who cover their collections with lairy logos, Khaite is far more subtle. Holstein’s designs look (and feel) luxurious yet they’re infused with relaxed ease. They’re still special enough to work for dressed up events and hit that sweet spot of right for right now, yet manage to transcend the trends. It’s fashion magic – although it will come at an investment-level price point.
The knits are particularly luscious and the denim has that perfect worn-in look that takes years to perfect. One of the key brands to major on the mesh shoes trend, Khaite were also one of the first designers to bring back cowboy boots with their now iconic Dallas style. They also did zebra print in 2019, waaaaaay before everyone else got in on the act.
You might just think this was just the musing of an Khaite-obsessed fashion director. But you’d only be half right as Rosie Huntington-Whiteley, Beyonce, Sofia Richie, Hailey Bieber and Kendall Jenner all agree with me that Khaite is beyond cool. And that little role-call is just a handful of names of celebrities wearing Khaite over the summer. (Katie Holmes is still a devoted fan too.)