Celebrity stylist Karla Welch, who has dressed Mandy Moore, Jennifer Lawrence, Justin Bieber and many more, plays with volume and uniform dressing in her latest collaboration with Dockers.
Drawing inspiration from photographs of artists Georgia O’Keefe and Ansel Adams and the fashion they wore while navigating the great outdoors, the capsule collection boasts reimagined utilitarian pieces and builds on the stylist’s “obsession with timeless and simple classics,” Dockers stated.
It includes a gender-neutral oversized work shirt made with textured Japanese nylon finished with dyed-to-match tonal buttons and utility pockets; a 100 percent cotton twill anorak; extra-long wide-leg trousers with a pleated front; long pleated shorts; and a midi-length skirt. The majority of garments are available in “Harvest Gold” khaki and pink.
The collection, which will transition into fall, also offers a shrunken fit zip-front cardigan based on a favorite sweater of Welch’s from her childhood.
“In a way it feels like a uniform, a little bit utilitarian, but with a fashion element too. All of my collaborations are built on this idea of the American classics. It’s my idea of your uniform for living life, and you just add your special pieces in there,” Welch said. “Dockers has an authenticity rooted in craftsmanship and classic, versatile style.”
This is the second collaboration between Welch and Dockers. The stylist teamed with the heritage brand in 2019 for a line of elevated basics. Welch also partnered with Dockers’ sister brand Levi’s on a nine-piece capsule for 501 Day and she was among the 50 influencers who customized a Trucker jacket for the garment’s 50th anniversary in 2017.
The new collection is available now on Dockers.com and xkarla.com and retails for $128-$248.
In honor of the Dockers x Karla collaboration, Dockers is making a donation to The Trevor Project, the world’s largest suicide prevention and crisis intervention organization for LGBTQ+ young people.