Just when you think the frigid grey days of winter will never end, you feel the first signs of Spring: longer days, milder temperatures. It feels like you’re shedding more than just your giant puffer coat when you step outside in a fresh new knit, no extra layers. To celebrate, we present the early Spring drop. Nikki was inspired by art, design, and, of course, stripes. Read on to get a taste for her recipe 🙂.
Art and design are a key source of inspiration for Nikki, who sent me some works she used as inspiration for this early Spring collection. What you need mid-February is clothing that makes you happy. From color to shape, you can see the joy in art that translates to KULE designs. Literally, with plenty of smiles, even in unexpected places (like elbow placements on a collared knit!)🙂.
Speaking of smiles, with this new drop, KULE has expanded the iconic Take Out collection to more accessories, knits, and even a hoodie and a crewneck sweatshirt. Smiles intertwined with classic clothes, and plenty of stripes, is in KULE’s DNA and comes through in this collection.
Some of the classic pieces include: The new White/Royal Blue striped shirts (not unlike the colors in Tanya Ling’s 2018 piece Stone Love); The Tatum sweater, a best-selling, chunky 100% cotton sweater perfect worn with jeans all spring or over a tee on a chilly summer night; and the new cable knits (also 100% cotton) — The Paris being short sleeved with a collar and Mirabelle, long-sleeve with a mockneck, both in cream or navy — are elevated, but functional, a pillar of KULE.
Using classic colors in pattern (stripes!), makes an outfit interesting, even nostalgic, as you see with iconic stripe wearers both in fashion and design (think Pablo Picasso or Paul Newman).
Nikki showed me this interior shot of a Beverly Hills home by designer Billy Cotton via Architectural Digest. It emulates the ideal classic-meets-modern design using vintage elements (such as Tito Angloli chairs from 1889) with art by Laura Owens and Tracey Emin. It’s an airy, but cozy space with happy colors. It looks to the old and the new, not unlike the KULE collection of classic stripes and luxurious materials with a modern twist you’ll keep coming back to.
Check out KULE’s entire first spring drop here.