Calvin Klein Collection Pre-Fall 2016
For Pre-Fall, Francisco Costa continued to celebrate his modernist aesthetics within the uninhibited spirit of the Calvin Klein Collection. Print, following its immense popularity after its floral appearance on the Spring runway, made a come-back in the form of an abstract black and white feline print. A neutral, almost camel palette was used throughout the collection, inspired by the similarly colored and shaped artworks by British sculptor Barbara Hepworth.
Oversized pieces and lengthened silhouettes dominated the collection, showcasing his controlled balance of superb tailoring and movement. Costa created outfits that would suit both professional working women who want a touch of modern fashion, and urban city girl looking for a wild-spirited, edgy vibe.
Faux-fur, detachable forearm cuffs on jackets offer a twist on traditional Calvin Klein minimalism, while pants that pool at the floor undermine certain aspects of the brand's values of practicality. Extra long sleeves that carry a slit on the inner side help to accentuate the wearer's long, slender arms, which, along with deep plunging necklines, lends its opinion on sex appeal. Combined with thigh-high skirt slits and midriff-bearing tops layered under jackets, Costa tests the waters for a new twist on essential versatility.
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All images by Thomas Giddings, courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection.