Calvin Klein 205W39NYC
Calvin Klein 205 W39 NYC
Even before the show began, there was a lot to say about Raf Simons’ Fall/Winter 2018 collection for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC: the catwalk was covered with popcorn. Once again, the Belgian designer chose to work on American symbolism, a theme he has been addressing since he started as the label’s creative designer in 2016. Basics are revisited: revised prairie dresses, 70's suits, cowboy shirts and long masculine coats, and enhanced by some iconic pieces: cosmonaut gloves seen during the space race, firefighter jackets used last season and pastel-color knitted hoods. Nostalgia has never been so cool.
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.
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.