Calvin Klein Home has rolled out two new furniture collections, further broadening the reach of the lifestyle brand. The company planned to unveil select pieces Thursday night at a party in the Calvin Klein Townhouse at the Soho Mews. The town house is located in the new luxury residences at 311 West Broadway designed by Gwathmey Siegel & Associates Architects.
The Calvin Klein furniture collection will be sold exclusively at Macy’s as of January, and consists of three groups — City, Weekend and Destination — with each group having a specific wood finish of walnut, whitewash and teak, respectively.
The Curator collection by Calvin Klein Home is a more detailed and labor-intensive line that will be offered at select furniture stores. As of Oct. 20, that line will be shown by invitation only during the High Point, N.C., market in the Commerce & Design building.
Tom Murry, president and chief executive officer of Calvin Klein Inc., said, “Strategically, the addition of furniture is very significant for us as it essentially completes the Calvin Klein Home lifestyle product offering.”
Set up in 1995, Calvin Klein Home, a $100 million entity at retail, already offers such licensed products as bed and bath products, tabletops, gifts, glassware, table linens and rugs. The new collections include sofas, chairs, beds, tables, mirrors and bookcases. Both lines borrow inspiration from Calvin Klein apparel and accessories, in terms of the textures, materials and hardware.
Retail prices for Calvin Klein furniture will range from $850 for a glass end table to $2,600 for a canopy bed. The Curator collection will start at $1,100 for a cocktail table to $5,000 for a walnut sleigh bed with hand-applied gold leaf. Licensing partners Alexandre International and Shayne Industries will oversee production, sales and distribution.
Calvin Klein is considering selling select pieces in its stores, said Calvin Klein Home’s creative director Amy Mellen, who led the in-house team that conceptualized and executed the project, which has been two years in the making. An advertising campaign is planned for publications including Elle Decor, Metropolitan Home, O at Home and Vanity Fair.
@fearofgod and @maxfieldla have teamed up on a pop-up installation. The store, located in the gallery space across from Maxfield’s Melrose Ave location, is the site of the brand’s House of God pop-up in which Fear of God founder @jerrylorenzo has created a church-inspired installation. A dozen vintage church pews sit in front of an LED screen playing 90s gospel singers in an effort to re-create an environment akin to a Southern Baptist Church, Lorenzo explained. Read more about the pop-up on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: Jennifer Johnson)
Known for his sleek, sophisticated American glamour, Norman Norell is the subject of an upcoming exhibition at @fitnyc. “Norell: Dean of American Fashion,” which runs from February 9 through April 14, will feature approximately 100 ensembles and accessories. His best work is exemplified by the designer’s glittering “mermaid” gowns frosted with thousands of hand-sewn sequins – like the one pictured. (📷: William Helburn) #wwdfashion
For pre-fall 2018, @balmain didn’t let go of the glitz. A crystal embroidered baseball jacket priced at around $40,000 hangs in the “couture” section of the brand’s first men’s pre-collection. Sporting the words “Balmain Army” across the back, the item took around two months to make. “When it was completed, it was like Christmas, it was like, ‘It’s done, it’s exactly what I wanted,’” said Balmain’s creative director @olivier_rousteing during a tour of the collection in a Paris showroom on Monday. #wwdfashion
Eighty degree temperatures and outdoor installations at the annual Art Basel Miami Beach called for bright, elevated beachwear. See more street style pictures on WWD.com. #theyarewearing #ABMB (📷: @lifeinreverie)
Following September’s emotional tribute to her brother Gianni, Donatella Versace wanted to bring the spring show’s deep sense of intimacy to her @versace_official pre-fall collection. Donatella found inspiration in Versace Palazzo in Milan and from Gianni’s opulent apartment. Archival patterns and new motifs were splashed on silk shirtdresses and fitted jersey frocks. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com. #wwdfashion
Demna Gvasalia continues to shake up the Paris fashion calendar — and experiment with new runway timetables for his @vetements_official brand. WWD has learned that Vetements plans to stage its next coed show for the fall 2018 season on January 19 during Men’s Fashion Week in the French capital. Details about the timing and venue have not been confirmed — stay tuned on WWD.com to catch the latest. #wwdnews (📷: @giovanni_giannoni_photo)
@zacposen's go-to holiday gift? Cookies! "I'll usually bake cookies and send them as a gift," said the designer, who recently released his cookbook "Cooking With Zac: Recipes from Rustic to Refined." Get the recipe for his Brown Butter-Chocolate Chip Cookies via link in bio 🍪🍪🍪 #wwdeye #cookingwithzac
For @monsemaison’s pre-fall 2018 collection, Fernando Garcia and Laura Kim honed in on the brand’s many signatures — men’s wear, which was tweaked and feminized through deconstruction, proportion play and lots of bare shoulders. See the rest of the photos on WWD.com #wwdfashion (📷: George Chinese)
On Friday night, @yohjiyamamotoofficial received the Design for Asia Lifetime Achievement Award in Hong Kong. The 75-year-old designer has been celebrated for many years and is best known for his dark and avant-garde tailoring. “In my long career, in design, architecture, [I’ve been to] so many parties, this is the very first time that I have such a warm feeling, I really appreciate this,” Yamamoto said. #wwdfashion (📷: @dominiquemaitre)