Offering more premium and limited offerings, Kappa Kontrol offerings until now has been limited to menswear. The collection designed by Mandelli for spring ’20 marks the first time the label has created a women’s-specific collection.
Commenting on the effort, Lorenzo Boglione, vice president of sales at Turin, Italy-based Basic Net, which owns Kappa, told WWD, “Most of what we do comes from the archives, in the details and the shapes.”
Offerings in the debut women’s line include cropped sweatshirts and Kimono tops, wide-legged track pants, a sleeveless catsuit and a pleated, two-tone cape. The collection also includes Velcro-strap sandals, gloves, plus a headband and a bandanna.
The brand’s first campaign will feature Ukranian-born artist Ganna Bogdan and former Reformation designer Brianna Lance.
Priced from 120 euros up to 400 euros for the cape, the collection will hit retail in spring 2020.