Calvin Klein Collection
By Joanna Manganaro

SENSUAL MINIMALISM New York: In a collection comprised solely of sheaths, coats, shells, and straight skirts (there was not a pair of pants in …

Dec 07, 2012
/

Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 2013
Like

Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 2013

SENSUAL MINIMALISM
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

View in RUNWAY: QUICK LOOK


Subscribe to WGSN

blog_ad4
Request a demo to experience WGSN.

Related stories

1 photo
Peter Dundas Departs Roberto Cavalli

6 photos
Get your denim & coffee fix at 1Denim's new brick and mortar store

5 photos
The Beauty-Full Week: Top five looks from Milan and Paris Fashion Week SS17

Shop talk with Kai Avent-deLeon of Sincerely Tommy
9 photos
WGSN Shop Talk with Kai Avent-deLeon from Sincerely, Tommy

leather-coat-catwalks-ss17
2 photos
Paris S/S17 catwalk trend alert: Lacquered Leather