Whitley Kros Goes East
Marissa Ribisi and Sophia Coloma’s L.A. label, Whitley Kros, centers around the line’s fictional muse and namesake, and for holiday, Whitley is going to New York for some festive parties. “We hate to put her into a decade, but we were thinking a little bit eighties,” said Coloma. Cue the gold-flecked miniskirt and sweater jacket with exaggerated shoulders and velvet detailing, along with red-carpet-ready incarnations of on-trend jumpers in satin and flocked paisley. But festive attire aside, the designers are acknowledging the pressures of the recession with their latest endeavor, the Whitley Kros Basics, set to launch at the end of October. Available year round, the collection will include a blended mix of the casual staples the label has become known for (think seamless cotton tees and knit separates) in a versatile palette of neons and neutrals.