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Brief Published: 13 Sep 2013

NYFW S/S 2014: Calvin Klein


This season is a notable one for Calvin Klein as creative director Francisco Costa celebrates his 10th anniversary at the helm, and the designer presented a directional new vision for the iconic brand to mark the occasion.

While Calvin Klein’s signature white and clean lines remained, they were updated with what Costa described as “elevated deconstruction”, with exposed seams, raw edges and looped fringing giving simple, ladylike silhouettes an unexpected twist.

Colour also had a bigger presence this season, with instances of pink, mint green and multicoloured thread tassels and stripes embellishing hemlines, latticed skirts and softly woven knitwear for a modern take on craft.

The show progressed from angular, boxy shapes to languid dresses that felt like a modern take on the flapper dress for an elegant finale.

The landmark collection celebrated the past 10 years while also signalling exciting directions for the next. The celebrations continued with a much-talked-about after-party, with Nicole Kidman and Rooney Mara – the new face of the brand’s fragrance, Downtown – in attendance, and Pharell Williams performing.

New York Fashion week ended yesterday, with London Fashion Week commencing today.