White + Warren, known for its luxury cashmere, has partnered with The Metropolitan Museum of Art to create a capsule featuring 10 cashmere styles, including sweaters and winter accessories.
Inspired by the artistry of tapestries on display at The Met (“Arms of Greder Family of Solothum, Switzerland”; “Fragment of a Tapestry or Wall Hanging”), the capsule pieces capture design and craftsmanship of the highest quality and unite notable works of art with White + Warren’s most classic cashmere silhouettes.
The 100 percent cashmere capsule also includes embroidered travel wraps and beanies featuring The Met’s vintage Renaissance M logo. The collaboration is an homage to White + Warren’s New York City heritage.
Pieces range in price from $195 to $445 and will be available starting Friday on WhiteandWarren.com and in the gift shop at The Metropolitan Museum of Art. The knits range from XS to XL.
Catherine Morrissey, president of White + Warren, said, “My earliest memories as a child involved going to The Met and collecting the museum buttons they would hand out at the entrance. Collaborating with The Met was a rare opportunity to translate that same experience into wearable pieces of art. Each piece in the capsule collection is designed to inspire those lasting memories and enhance new ones.
“With this collaboration, we hope to honor our own New York City heritage and to form a deeper connection with art and fashion enthusiasts through our luxury cashmere,” said Morrissey.
To celebrate the brand’s 25th anniversary last year, White + Warren collaborated with fashion illustrator JackyBlue to create intarsia-knit cashmere styles with abstract shapes and flowers drawn from her artwork. Last summer the brand teamed with Ramona, the sparkling wine and spirit brand, on a cashmere capsule.
“The collaborations have been extremely successful, and so we see them as a big business opportunity. They also deliver added value to our customers, which is why we will continue their importance through our partnership with The Met,” said Morrissey.