Splendid, the Los Angeles-based contemporary brand, has teamed up with celebrity stylist Kate Young to launch a limited-edition capsule collection.
Called Kate Young x Splendid, the collection focuses on luxury classics, featuring layering essentials such as bodysuits, day-to-night maxidresses, wool outerwear and coordinating sets in rich, neutral hues.
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“I spend all day thinking about clothes and have noticed that when people dress in styles they actually want to wear, they feel their most confident. We combined the softness and ease that is at the core of every Splendid style with timelessly elegant silhouettes that not only look good, but also feel good,” said Young.
Young, who doesn’t have a design background, has spent more than a decade consulting and styling runway shows. Her clients have included Dakota Johnson, Selena Gomez, Michelle Williams, Rachel Weisz, Sienna Miller, Nina Dobrev and Sophie Turner.
Young has previously designed an evening collection with Target, opticals with Tura, and jewelry with Monica Vinader.
Young explained that she started the collaboration with Splendid over Zoom and did all the actual design in New York City. “Splendid’s design team is so great, and I was super impressed with their knowledge and facility in realizing my ideas,” said Young.
Young noted that the collection is multigenerational and geared toward Splendid’s existing customer, her own personal taste and what she wants for her clients. “I wanted to make clothes that people would really want to wear every day — chic, easy pieces that all work together and simplify the process of feeling put together and comfortable simultaneously,” she said.
Splendid’s traditional fabrics, such as French terry, silk modal and cashmere, are used throughout the collection, showcased in elevated styles that the brand is introducing for the first time. The capsule is an evolution of Splendid’s evergreen offerings that bring an edge to daytime classics and a versatile approach to polished wardrobing.
When asked how she describes her aesthetic, Young said, “I would best say edgy, classic, good clothes.” She expect the bestsellers will be the coats and the Ts. “I think the coats are so beautiful and a really great value. The Ts are also so flattering and your bra does not totally show through — they look so good with everything,” said Young.
“This collection embraces the elegant and timeless side of the Splendid woman by utilizing Kate’s background of elevating mood and persona through wardrobe. The thoughtful hand-finished details in luxe fabrications of silks and cashmeres are what makes these pieces closet staples that will last a lifetime,” said Holly Shapiro, creative director, Splendid.
The Kate Young x Splendid collection consists of 24 apparel styles, with prices ranging from $48 to $448. It will be available on Splendid.com and Splendid stores. Select pieces will also be available at Neiman Marcus online and in-store.
When asked if this is for one season or an ongoing collaboration, Young said, “I hope it is ongoing. I enjoy the Splendid team so much and would like to spend more time with them so hopefully this is just the beginning of a great partnership.”
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