Catherine Holstein’s, better known as KHAITE, designs ready-to-wear clothing for the runway. She and Oliver Peoples decided to create a collaboration with the collection including three frame styles: the 1969C, 1971C and 1983C. Each pair of sunglasses take inspiration from vintage styles that perfectly pair with Oliver People’s DNA. Both have a talent for vintage styles that also tend to become timeless.
“Each season, Khaite presents a woman, and Oliver Peoples sunglasses have helped us to bring that woman to life on the runway for several years now. This collection brings a new dimension to that relationship,” Holstein explained in a press release. Each style in Oliver Peoples collection is conceived and designed with inspiration from film, art, architecture, music, fashion, and archival pieces. Khatie fits right in with the fashion culture and Oliver Peoples wanted to join the party.
Oliver Peoples has been collaborating for decades now, and they’re very excited for this new chapter that Khaite will be leading. It’s a win-win for both designers. Khaite is most definitely on the fashion radar now, and Oliver Peoples is teaming up with her at the right time to send the message- “We’re still here.”
The 1969C is an oval shape with a mild cat-eye flare, while the 1971C is a hexagonal design that has a little more sass to it. The 1983C is a smooth traditional look that goes with any style. Each look, which comes in five different colors, features an exposed custom corewire seen in the temples, referencing the hardware on Khaite’s handbags. The Khaite statement within the temple, also gives the frame more durability for adjustments. Fashion and Function…who would’ve thought?
Take a closer look at the glasses in the campaign above featuring Steinberg, shot by Hanna Tveite. The collection is now available on Khaite and Oliver Peoples websites.