The India Dress, $265, and The Sadie boot, $395, by Kristopher Brock for Tecovas.
The Annie in brick suede, $425
The June Dress, $265
The Abby in forest crocodile, $995
The Ava Dress in bluebonnet floral, $265
The Sadie in clay oily nubuck, $395
The Mila Dress in bluebonnet floral, $285
The Charlie Dress, $285
Details on The Floral Ranch Scarf, $125
The Willow Dress, $295
The India Dress, $265
The Ava Dres in bluebonnet floral, $265
Textile details on The June Dress by Kristopher Brock
Tecovas, the Austin-based, direct-to-consumer boot brand that’s broken through with staggering ease, might seem like an unlikely match with Kristopher Brock, an expert pattern-maker whose luxury womenswear label Brock Collection won the CFDA/Vogue Fashion Fund award in 2016. But the two are more simpatico than you think.
Brock was born and raised in Corpus Christi, Texas, where his parents still have a ranch. He currently lives in Los Angeles with fiancée Kaitlynn Carter, an ambassador for the American Wild Horse Campaign.
“I’ve always been drawn to western heritage and cowboy culture,” Brock tells PaperCity. “I’ve been a fan of Tecovas since meeting Paul [Hedrick] at the Austin store and getting my first pair of boots back in 2020.”
When Hedrick, who founded Tecovas in 2015, asked the luxury fashion designer if he would design the brand’s first-ever dress collection, Brock was, in his own words, “already sold.”
The limited-edition capsule collection launches today, September 21, with nine dresses, three boots, one top, and a floral ranch scarf — an effortless blend of Brock’s ethereal designs and Tecova’s western-meets-modern sensibility.
Brock’s Favorite Pieces from the Tecovas Capsule
“I really love the Willow dress layered with one of the slip dresses underneath and paired back with the Abby green sueded nile boot,” Brock says. “I also love the Ava dress paired back to an oversized work coat and belted. Also really love the scarf, worn as a top paired back with oversized denim.”
What Kristopher Brock is Doing Now
Tecovas is the latest in a string of unique collaborations from Brock, who co-founded the celeb-loved Brock Collection with former spouse Laura Vassar in 2014. The label quietly shut down last year, with both co-founders going on to design capsule collections for brands. Vassar recently designed a collection for Reformation, while Brock has kept busy with companies like Berlinger and Bloomingdales.
“I’ve truly enjoyed this experimental phase in my career; not being at one specific house; having the opportunity to work with such amazing yet different brands across various price points and categories,” Brock shares. “I’ve been a longtime fan of Tecovas and what they have built, truly reimagining the space. I was excited about the idea of learning from Paul and his entire team.”
What’s Next for Kristopher Brock?
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