Calvin Klein Collection

Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 2013

Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 2013

New York: In a collection comprised solely of sheaths, coats, shells, and straight skirts (there was not a pair of pants in sight), Francisco Costa continued his ongoing exploration of minimalism. Silhouettes and styles remained mostly the same throughout, allowing him to play with other elements – in particular, texture. Though Costa has been known to experiment with high-tech materials, this season he worked with humbler stuff, such as felted wool, haircalf, and a cozy, teddy bear-like pile. Matte leather and laminated snakeskin added to the textural range. The designer carved these disparate materials into sculptural sheaths and standout coats. High funnel necklines projected the monastic element one expects from Costa, though his contrast linings drew the eye to the peeks of leg made visible with high slits. –Joanna Manganaro

Silhouette: Columnar / Rounded shoulders / Hourglass

Color: White / Black / Caramel / Chocolate brown / Brick red / Beige

Key Items: Sheaths / Pencil skirts / Coats with extra-large lapels / Round-shouldered coats

Materials: Double-faced wool suitings / Felted wool / Laminated snakeskin / Haircalf / Teddy bear pile / Slick leather

Details + Trim: Rounded shoulders / Extra-large lapels / Funnel necks / Contrast lining / Slits / Peplums / Color blocking

Accessories + Footwear: Medium-width leather belts / Small frame clutches / Knee-high boots / Round-toe pumps / Ankle-strap sandals


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