CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC formerly known as Calvin Klein Collection, is the CALVIN KLEIN ready-to-wear line redefined by chief creative officer, Raf Simons.
A mix of American pragmatism and playfulness, the line celebrates both the classic and the casual, whilst constantly keeping users in anticipation for future collections.
Raf Simons celebrates American fashion traditions with a cinematic eye for the Fall 2017 collection.
“Entitled ‘Parade,’ in the collection one material impacts another and one style impacts another — often in the same silhouette. Cohabiting, cross cultures of clothing find new forms: not the old, not the new, but the necessary.”
With its mix of square toed cowboy boots to band uniforms, plastic coats, power shouldered tailoring, workwear, and western wear, CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC is a unique kind of both past and present reimagined under the genius of Raf Simmons.
The CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NY Collection represents all that is the USA from its diversity and not contained to one specific genre or timeframe.
“It reflects the environment,” says Raf Simons. “All of these different people with different styles and dress codes. It’s the future, the past, Art Deco, the city, the American West…all of these things and none of these things. Not one era, not one thing, not one look. It is the coming together of different characters and different individuals, just like America itself. It is the unique beauty and emotion of America.”
“It is one that finds equal merit in folk and function, food court and courtroom, from the humdrum to sci-fi, the urban to the rural. It is a romantic and filmic outsiders’ eye view of the uniqueness of America.”
Did you know …
Raf Simmons leads multiple elements of the creative strategy at CALVIN KLEIN globally. He spans across designer, contemporary, jeans, underwear and home categories in addition to overseeing all aspects of Global marketing and communications, visual creative services and each store design.