Connor McKnight Launches Luxury Fashion Brand

Sitting in his Bushwick, Brooklyn, apartment during quarantine and watching the coronavirus and Black Lives Matter’s widespread mobilization unfold was impetus enough for Connor McKnight to enter the arena. Today the designer, formerly of Bode and Kith, launches his namesake brand — offering the kind of polished, comfortable wardrobe staples that, strangely enough, are hard to find.

His line of elevated no-brainers are made with both self-identifying men and women in mind — playing to the kind of agender, cool style that’s again become popular in New York creative circles. Pleated slacks, performance outerwear, louche suiting and hand-knit separates will range on average from $350 to $2,000, with some small accessories starting at $65.

McKnight arrives on the scene at a moment when his brand of minimalism feels apropos. Following a cycle of fast fashion, overproduction, and flashy trends spawned on social media, fashion seems ready to pare down.

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