“I’m khaki-obsessed,” Karla Welch said explaining why she wanted to link with Dockers for her latest collaboration.
“It’s a continuation of all the other projects I’ve done where I’ve wanted to work with best in show and reinventing American classics,” she continued. “I’m calling it gender free because I think anybody’s free to wear it.”
The men’s wear-inspired capsule consists of a wide leg and tapered take on the classic khaki pant. There’s also a trench, oversize dress shirt, cotton piqué shirt, bucket hat and utility bag.
“It’s small,” Welch said of the capsule’s size. “I don’t ever want to overproduce. I just want to make a few things I love and make it the best I can. And that’s it.”
The Dockers x Karla collection becomes available Thursday at Dover Street Market’s New York and Los Angeles locations, in additional to Welch’s online shop. The pieces retail from $60 to $650.
“We’ve been partnering and working with Karla over the last year and it’s been effortless with her,” said Karyn Hillman, senior vice president and chief product officer for Levi Strauss & Co.’s brands.
The company had been working on a Levi’s project with Welch in its San Francisco Eureka Innovation Lab when the idea
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