We might be living in the athleisure era, but most brands still haven’t nailed down the balance between fashion and function quite yet. Streetwear label Kith is a clear exception. If you’re a sneaker fan, you probably already know Ronnie Fieg’s self-made empire, but his expansion into women’s athletic clothing is something new: by far the best collection we’ve seen, with pieces that aren’t just borrowed from the boys but reinterpreted for women’s needs and desires.
“We started to notice women buying up the smaller sizes in men’s which quickly sold out, but it was always a question of when we could produce a women’s, because I wanted it to happen organically. I made a pair of pants for myself and people kept asking me about them, and so I started making them for the men’s store and our customer demand kept going up,” Fieg told the Cut.
The women’s line mixes versatile new pieces with Kith classics recreated in flattering shapes for women. Silhouettes like anoraks, bomber jackets, and snap-button dresses that double as vests give workout clothes a fresh perspective. Bomber dresses and double-layered tees speak to women who want clothing that will work beyond the gym. And since it’s all made from high-grade materials from Japan and Italy, it feels as luxe as it looks.
Coinciding with the collection’s release is the unveiling of Kith’s latest store, which is dedicated to the female shopper. Designed in collaboration with frequent partner Snarkitecture, the Kith Women’s shop stays true to the brand’s clean minimalist aesthetic, with mirrored walls and a giant marble dumbwaiter to deliver products to the customer floor.
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