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.