A classic New York statement piece is the suit and if you hear anyone claim a designer hasn’t put their spin on it at one point in time or another, I wouldn’t trust them to check my teeth for leftover food. This New York Fashion Week has seen Calvin Klein doing all sorts of magic on their runway under the watchful eyes of chic and minimalist designer Francisco Costa. Bin those trashy gender stereotypes and take a peek at our favourite pieces from their collection this season!
Large silk lapels and trimmed surfaces, this simply cut and over-sized number was a crowd winner. We already see ourselves on cloud nine with our cats, given the roomy silhouettes but also greatly appreciate the add-on harnesses and buckles along the waist to give off that hint of structure.
However the show wasn’t all suits and monochrome; Costa introduced his love for mixing patterns and hues with lavish fur collars and well defined trousers, all screaming glamour in the most edgy way possible.
One of his strongest looks was this coat; fur at first glance but in hindsight so much more. With the play on textures and fur stitched alongside leather panels, this OOTD is something we wish we could rock on the daily. Plus the intentional comparison to Cruella de Vil from Dalmations 101 is soft and subtle, truly getting us nostalgic for the baddest villain in 90’s town.
Calvin Klein wouldn’t deserve that artistic reputation if it weren’t for their cutting edge dresses – quite literally. The featured cut-outs and strip of leather band across the bustier, made us appreciate the contrast in colour and diversity even more.