CALVIN KLEIN AW2018 Runway Collection

CALVIN KLEIN AW2018 Runway Collection

The collection offering embodies timelessly American touchstones, as seen through the lens of Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons.

Forged at the crossroads of utility and Pop-inflected irreverence, the men’s and women’s collections are a celebration of uniquely American.

Almost totemic codes of dress: the trucker jacket, the Western shirt, the cowboy boot, the baseball hat, and the bandana, to name but a few.

All loom large in the nation’s visual vocabulary, and in the romantic notions of it which inform Simons’ kaleidoscopic, youthful vision for CALVIN KLEIN.

They are remixed and reimagined here, rendered in high-impact colorblocking, or patchworked denim which nods to the workwear heritage of patch-and-repair jeans.

The “denim uniform” itself stands as a pillar of the range, at once statement-making and agelessly functional.

Ready-to-wear and accessory styles throughout are emblazoned with CALVIN KLEIN JEANS patches, a nod to the brand’s storied use of logos and monograms.

The pairing of delicate, implacably familiar vintage florals with sporty puffer coats typifies the collection’s past-present, high-low ethos, setting the tenor of the new essentials for a new era of CALVIN KLEIN JEANS.



This holiday season, Salvatore Ferragamo pays tribute to the iconic Rainbow wedge sandal designed in 1938 for Judy Garland, reimagined on its 80th anniversary with Rainbow Holiday, a collection of colourful accessories true to the house’s storied legacy of vibrant innovation. Rainbow Holiday continues to evoke ‘The Patchwork of Characters’ introduced by Women’s Creative Director, Paul Andrew. Technicolor rainbow stripes of printed leather are complimented by the Vara bow ornament, another house icon originally designed in 1978 by Fiamma Ferragamo, eldest daughter to Salvatore and Wanda, a signature detail of the Maison.

The Vara Rainbow bag, a small geometric shoulder strap handbag with chain handle, is adorned with the iconic Vara bow in printed Rainbow leather. Designed with form and function, a back pocket reveals a series of colourful compartments. Offered in a variety of block colours true to the collection’s inspiration - yellow, blue or red lipstick – the Vara Rainbow bag celebrates the icon for which it was named.

One of the Maison's most influential and recognizable icons, the Vara block heel pump with crafted grosgrain ribbon meets the seasonal treatment of Rainbow Holiday in printed calfskin leather. In patent leather, solid yellow, blue or red lipstick celebrate the primary colours of the Rainbow. Varina, a contemporary icon, receives the same bold treatment. An archival print from the early 1990’s inspires the Rainbow Holiday exclusive silk pattern, the Vara silhouette repeated endlessly in a myriad of colour variations.

The antithesis of Rainbow, the juxtaposition of black and white evoke the positive and negative of a singular image developed on key accessories. Repurposing two prints from the Ferragamo archives of the early 1990’s, the Sumatra splices together pattern and proportion into a modern graphic design applied to silks, the Vara Rainbow bag and the new Varina flatform.

Men’s accessories come to life with urban inspiration and ultra contemporary design in the form of two models of trainers in a series of variations inspired by streetwear which play with combinations of black and white, fine leathers and technical materials: Cube, the evolution of the men's lace-up trainer, and Borg, a Gancini moccasin hybrid, are characterised by minimal and refined design. The Ferragamo signature transcends beyond the confines of a logo, postered across leather calfskin.


VALENTINO AW2018/19 Men's Collection

VALENTINO AW2018/19 Men's Collection
Romanticism: a subtle subversion of interiority laid bare. Giving shape to the freedom of being oneself, without labels and without belongings. Grace as a way of being and as a mean of expression.

Aristopunk: the delicate rebellion that sprouts from awareness. Breaking the schemes, bringing what is known to unknown territories to making it conventional. The extraordinary that becomes ordinary.

Free associations give meaning to new uniforms. Sleight adjustments are individual quivers on dry and vertical figures.

The coat as a cover, the tracksuit as the new suit, the blouse as a base. The short bomber, the down jackets, created in collaboration with Moncler, the nylon messenger bag and the white sneakers as elements of a revised urban repertoire.

Animal intarsia from the Valentino archive and constructive artistry leads the savoir faire Couture in the everyday routine, making it normal.

A binding sequence of blue, black and grey. Unexpected and interior, harmonies of off tones of turquoise, dark green, mint green and purple.

Romanticism as an authentic urgency to show oneself for what one is, not a garrulous ostentation of how one would like to appear. Authentic rebellion has a grace. It does not scream, it is a state of mind.