For their first ever stand-alone store Khaite's own Cate Holstein worked with architect Griffin Frazen to realize a monastic retail space in Soho, New York. Upon entering, curved, steel fins, clearly borrowing from Richard Serra's torqued forms, provide a backdrop to similarly sculptural garments. A slit in the ceiling down the center of the space guides visitors from the entrance to the rear of the boutique where a live tree basks under the diffuse glow from the skylight from above. Coves at the perimeter of the boutique bathe the walls in color-adjusted light—daylight seemingly leaks in from above—perfectly calibrated to illuminate the width of the display shelves below. Matte grey plaster on the walls and ceiling enshrine the monochromatic space, but those who venture into the fitting rooms will find themselves surrounded by glossy red panels.