May 29, 2019 | By Alice Gividen
New York: In a collection that was inspired by protection, designer Italo Zucchelli continued his experimentation with shapes and construction for a decidedly retro-futurist take on menswear. The superhero-like concept of strong, burly men who work in blue collar trades was felt in the padded nylon coats, super-rounded blousons and an overall clean look that suggested uniforms. Elements of the urban environment always find their way into Calvin Klein Collection – suitings resembled grainy concrete, lustrous leather conjured wet pavement – all pointing towards a new kind of minimalism that is as much about sensuality as it is about precise lines and sleek proportions.
Color: Industrial greys / Black / Yves Klein blue / Red / Pine green / Optic white
Key Items: One-button suits / Padded blouson jackets / Pea coats / Fine-gauge turtlenecks / Padded pullover jackets / Padded sweatshirts / Double-breasted jackets / High-waisted pants / Trench coats
Materials: Nylon / Leather / Marled wool / Wool tweed / Jersey / Neoprene
Details + Trim: Contrast taping / Self-belts / Hidden plackets / Exposed zippers / Small point collars
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