Celebrity stylist Karla Welch is disrupting the norm at Dockers with a unisex khaki collection. The seven piece collaboration with the 33rd year old menswear brand includes minimalist staples such as a trench, a belt bag, a bucket hat, two pants, and two white shirts.
“What x Karla always ends up being is just stuff I’ve always either worn or wanted, so it’s a bit of an exploration of who I am as a person and what I have been,” Welch told Fashionista. “I’ve just always been obsessed with trench coats and khakis and really comfortable, oversized dressing.”
“I wanted to kind of push a brand like Dockers to say, well, it’s not just for men actually,” explained Karla. “They’re like, ‘We’re a men’s brand,’ and I’m like, ‘Yeah but why?’ I buy vintage men’s pants all the time; why can’t we challenge this idea?”
The tops range from small, meant to accommodate extra-small or small, to large (accommodates large to extra-large). The bottoms range from extra-small (28 waist) to extra-large (36 waist). In an interesting twist, shoppers are encouraged to choose how they want the piece to fit as opposed to simply finding “their size.”
“It’s a co-creation with Karla for something really new and fresh and exciting, to get her spin on our Dockers brand,” says Dockers Chief Product Officer Karyn Hillman. “I think it’s really rooted in heritage and Dockers’ authority, but with her modern, fresh take on it.”
The collection is available in-store at Dover Street Market’s New York and Los Angeles locations as well as Dockers.com. Prices range from $60 for the bucket hat to $600 for the trench coat. And Dockers will be making a donation to The Trevor Project to celebrate the collaboration.