Crafted by Vince, a curated collection of crochet and hand-knitted items, will be available exclusively at selected Nordstrom locations.
The collection is inspired by Vince’s knitting roots and is highlighted by pop-up installations that bring the handcrafted feel of the women’s and men’s collections to life. Nordstrom will be offering the hand-knitted and cashmere styles at selected Nordstrom locations and online from October 15 to November 14.
“Quality and craftsmanship have always been an integral part of the Vince brand and this partnership allows us to build on our luxury knit DNA and share it exclusively with our loyal Nordstrom customers,” said Caroline Belhumeur, Vince’s chief creative officer indirectly wholly owned subsidiary of Vince Holding Corp.
“We are grateful to the Nordstrom team for giving us the opportunity to explore the craftsmanship in this innovative and immersive way, and we look forward to building our relationship further in the future,” she added.
The exclusive styles for women and men include a crocheted cardigan, a ribbed cashmere turtleneck and a cashmere crew. Other handcrafted styles include a hand-knitted cardigan coat and handbag, both made in Peru, as well as cashmere cold and home accessories.
The cream crocheted cardigan is $ 375, while a cream and camel chunky rib turtleneck is available for $ 545. A cream and dark camel men’s crew neck is available for $ 595. The line also includes a hand-knitted car coat in cream for $ 795 and a hand-knitted bag in cream for $ 425, both of which are non-exclusive.
“We continue to seek ways to work with the world’s best brands in new and unique ways,” said Shea Jensen, Nordstrom Executive Vice President and General Merchandise Manager, Apparel Purchasing. “We want to provide relevant experiences that create discovery and inspiration that are closely aligned with the intent of the Vince brand, its product, and its hope to serve customers.”
The Crafted by Vince collection is anchored at each Nordstrom location through site-specific installations inspired by the work of textile artists Lenore Tawney and Anni Albers. Each pop-up installation features knitted walls, draped wool, and recessed plaster shelves designed to immerse visitors in the comfort of the knitwear.
The experience is rounded off by exclusive editorial content with the models Hanne Gaby Odiele and Miles Garber; In-store activations with local artisans, Elsie Goodwin and Emily Katz; Take-away knitting kits, free with purchase, and QR codes inviting customers to take a look behind the scenes at how the Crafted by Vince pop-ups are made.
The collection will be available at seven Nordstrom locations: Bellevue, Washington; Chicago; Minneapolis; Newport Beach, California; Palo Alto, California; Corte Madera, California and Dallas.
After November 14th, the Crafted by Vince collection will be available in select Vince retail stores and on their website.
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