Italo Zucchelli, Men’s Creative Director
Graphic heatwave. Introducing the men’s Spring 2016 Calvin Klein Collection. A dynamic interpretation of modern American simplicity. Quintessential menswear silhouettes infused with vibrant and energetic design details and grounded in relaxed utilitarianism.
Silhouettes. An industrial spirit pervades the collection, as traditional sportswear pieces are updated with customizable, technical elements. Outerwear, shirts and pants feature Velcro attachments – pockets, straps and waistbands – that can be interchanged or removed for added dimension. The iconic stonewashed denim jacket and jean are reinterpreted in engineered jacquard and bonded cotton for a modern, elevated iteration of the American staple. T-shirts inject a hint of spontaneity, with styles that are rendered in laminated jersey and metallic nylon or that display a playful palm tree print. Graphic, sleeveless t-shirts feature a striking multi-color wave design and are worn under transparent wool viscose sweaters. For evening, tuxedo pieces are mixed and matched; pairing pleated lapel jackets and solid satin pants with their classic counterparts.
Materials. A foundation of dense, textural materials – bonded cotton, engineered jacquard, compact twill, double faced silk satin, wool viscose – is balanced by featherweight silk, laminated jersey and nylon.
Colors. Natural shades of linden, boxwood, black and white serve as a strong base for the collection. The neutral palette is punctuated by vivid pops of crimson, hibiscus, gold and silver in the graphic shirts, which add depth and movement.
Accessories. Formal utility. The accessories for the season complement the collection’s key separates, with footwear, bags and visors featuring unique Velcro accents. Double strap sandals in smooth calf are offered in either high or low top styles and are worn with an engineered sport sock for a more sophisticated look. The brands signature backpack is updated with detachable pouches on each side. Classic aviator styles include a single, unbroken lens.
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IMAGE CREDITS – RUNWAY: © 2015 Dan Lecca
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