Calvin Klein Collection
Francisco Costa, Women’s Creative Director
Seductive simplicity. Introducing the Spring 2015 women’s Calvin Klein Collection. Sophisticated proportions combine an uptown sensibility with a downtown edge.
Silhouettes. Architectural liquidity. A delicately, strong blend of easy yet refined separates. Drawing from menswear, an elongated tank becomes the anchor silhouette of the collection. A play on proportions; light, ribbed tops with assertive scoop fronts and racer backs atop cropped and ultra wide-leg patched pants. High waisted, delicately formed, stainless belts complement the collection’s soft, subtle layers and fluted and flared skirts. Simple forms and shapes are transformed with texture – such as hand-perforated leather dresses in vibrant shades of lacquer red and marine blue. Honeycomb knit is woven with Lurex, edged with delicate metal inserts and threaded leather trims for a crisp yet feminine construction. Quiet seductive lines continue into eveningwear with deep plunging necklines balanced with embroidered metallics.
Fabrics. Fine knits with ribbed textures underpin the entire collection, while glossy jacquards and hand-punched leathers create surface interest. Diverse and elaborate threadwork and stitching emerges on modernist jacquards and silks. A colorblock patchwork or a bold, oversized dot print materializes to create a dramatic effect. A silver knit fringe coat presents an element of glamour.
Palette. Saturated color. Grounded in a mélange of blues — from marine and dark navy – add depth to natural shades of cream, papyrus and white, while most surfaces have an alluring, subtle sheen and finish. The palette is capped with a statement-making lacquered red.
Accessories. Modernist appeal. A bold, sculptural platform in a lacquered patent leather is offered as a one, two or t-strap. A variation of the silhouette is crafted in monochrome lizard and is finished with a stainless bracelet ankle strap. A sling-back silhouette, crafted with a clear, solid, Plexi base, juxtaposes natural aesthetics with a sporty, modern allure. Available in black, navy, white and red lacquer.
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Calvin Klein Collection Spring 2015
Italo Zucchelli, Men’s Creative Director
Graphic lines. Bright hues. Bold statements. A sharp palette of summery, high energy brights are grounded with essential neutrals and modernized with layers of transparency. A sporty yet elegant simplicity pervades in updated versions of classic menswear pieces.
Silhouettes. Lightweight and lightly textured cotton tanks and t shirts, rounded and curved, add a soft, cool layer under bright, transparent blousons and jackets. Some layers are purposefully neutral, while others are more richly hued for a more vibrant pop of color. The bomber, lightly quilted in mesh and softly padded, is tailored to hit just above the waist, often with a peek of color or skin. Following last season, pants are slim and lean and offered in cotton tech stretch and bonded wool, always with a turned up cuff. Suiting is refreshed by mixing colors and fabrications for fresh combinations. The double breasted peak lapel tuxedo, modernized yet elegant, with a statement monochromatic or contrasting stripe on the trouser side seam.
Materials. A second skin. A sexy, athletic spirit underpins jackets and tops rendered cool in sleek nylons, luxuriously soft leathers, and modern materials like PVC. Richly textural, lightweight and exotic, eel becomes a highlight when rendered as a baseball jacket or a tank top. Dense cottons and bonded wools contrast with layers of microtexture mesh to create a mix of surfaces in unique combinations. Iconic men’s trunk and boxer brief underwear styles, layered and rendered in light mesh, give a nod to an important heritage of the house.
Colors. Heat. Confident, intensely bright and saturated shades of solar yellow, tangerine, and vermilion red add depth and warmth to a neutral palette of buff, chestnut, char, white and black. Tonal and monochromatic schemes evolve into color blocked tableaus with peeks of vibrant solids, transparent layers or insets. For evening, contrasted colors or PVC stripes give a modern polish to a classic tuxedo pant or lapel. Bold and graphic.
Accessories. Intersecting performance and utility. Sporty high top sneakers, in softest French calf, with monochrome geometric insets and a lightweight desert boot sole. Utilitarian backpacks and small, personal leather goods are rendered in luxe combinations of alligator or French calf with nylon and finished with black matte hardware and finishes in buff or bright hues of vermilion and solar. The updated pilot sunglass with a tonal metal frame and geometric lens.
Watch the Men’s Calvin Klein Collection Spring 2015 Runway Show live Sunday, June 22nd at 1.30PM CEST (7.30AM EST). Stay Tuned…!!!