Labels To Watch: Kain and Strong & Dickerson
Earlier this week, I stopped by a cozy little suite at the Bryant Park Hotel to preview the spring collections of Kain and Strong & Dickerson. Kain, an LA-based label popular among Hollywood poptarts like Lindsey Lohan and Audrina Patridge, makes perfectly draped worn-in tees. No really, I felt them, and they are the softest pieces of clothing I've ever felt. For spring, Kain is incorporating different fabrics beyond their standard cotton. They played with chiffons and knits, and small details--like a breast pocket or a cuff at the sleeve--made each basic tee a bit more unique. After swooning over the softness of Kain's tees, I moved on to Strong & Dickerson. Strong & Dickerson was created by Heidi Kim, who previously designed for Armani and Rock and Republic. Her line is all about affordable, modern wardrobe essentials with a twist. An off-the-shoulder sweater had tight-fitting leather sleeves and sleeveless trench dresses had cut-outs at the back. I also loved these trench-inspired capes in camel that tied at the waist. Click through for looks from each line.