Calvin Klein Collection
About the Brand
Fascinated by fashion from an early age, Calvin Klein studied at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York before launching his brand in 1968 with childhood friend Barry Schwartz. The brand quickly gained notoriety through its pieces that mix chicness with simplicity and luxury with freshness. But their success is also due to the audacity with which the two friends presented their underwear on runway models for the first time ever. Over time the brand has diversified and boasts muses such as Kate Moss. In 1993, to crown his success, Calvin Klein received the Womenswear Designer Award and the Best Menswear Designer Award from the CFDA. An unprecedented occasion: never before has a designer received both of these awards.
The Calvin Klein fashion house has the distinction of having a designer for each product category in order to provide the highest possible standards in fashion. Artistic director of shoes and accessories since 2006, Ulrich Grimm was born in Germany and has always been passionate about fashion. After studying fashion design at ESMOD in Paris, he also studied for a degree in fashion design from Fachhochschule Bielefel. He joined Calvin Klein in 1988 and his success was immediate. He rose up through the ranks at the fashion house thanks to his widely recognized talent. A great lover of architecture, he is influenced by this area in his work. He therefore pays particular attention to the forms and materials he uses and draws creativity from structures and colours that are based on raw materials used in architecture and construction. Ulrich Grimm brings us sleek and modern collections that fit perfectly with Calvin Klein’s image.
Autumn/Winter 2016-17 Collection
For spring-summer 2015, Calvin Klein delivers a minimal chic collection with clean, bold lines. The colour-block pop is honoured: modernized by the beautiful saffiano leather in the Sofie line, the house plays with the contrast between bright red and baby pink for a decidedly summery rendering. The bright red brings the Kate line brightens in grained leather and contemporary trapezoid formats. Graphic shapes of the Bea line dresse with a crocodile embossed leather in black and white play on monochrome and color-block trends, simple and effective. Tote, shoulder bag, bowling or a flap bag, Ulrich Grimm thinks of all women and all their needs and desires.