“Legacy,” “Heritage” and “Iconic feeling” are words that Calvin Klein global creative director Kevin Carrigan used to describe the brand’s fall collections he presented on Friday. “I was going back to the Calvin period when he was obsessed with Donald Judd and Marfa, Texas,” Carrigan said. “That feel of the natural, the organic, but yet the sculptural.” He also drew from the house’s memorable Bruce Weber moments and style of the late Carolyn Bessette-Kennedy, with one model bearing a striking resemblance to the former Calvin Klein employee. Those looks were translated into sophisticated, elegant pieces in soft tonal hues, i.e., all white, camel, black and burgundy. The silhouettes were more elongated than in past seasons, with coats, pants and skirts dropping below the knee. Textural elements like plush faux fur coats added to the rich feel, as did knit sweaters with a bold, almost curvilinear cable weave and faux leather and georgette pleated skirts.
The Calvin Klein Underwear and Jeans lineups were also shown, the latter including a new Rocker Kick denim silhouette (slightly high on the waist for women, low-rise for men) that was inspired by the famous Richard Avedon campaign of Brooke Shields kicking up her leg in her Calvins.
For the men’s wear, a tonal offering of suits, sportswear and outerwear centered around tones of gray with touches of wine. Shaped cardigans with intricate weaves, flecked double-breasted topcoats and slim streamlined pants worked well with the tweed suits and faux leather jackets in a motorcycle-inspired silhouette. Paired with the Rocker Kick jeans, the effect read Jim Morrison — just how Carrigan intended it.
The setting was equally cool, with models posed on islands of sand flecked with wheat stalks. “A little Montauk and Marfa...a little outdoors,” Carrigan said. “It’s that feeling of early fall when the sun changes around 4 o’clock.”
@kering_official is spinning off its stake in puma in an effort to focus on its luxury brands, the brand operator announced yesterday. “We are proud to have supported the turnaround of Puma, which now has unrivaled capabilities to take full advantage of the specific dynamics of its global markets and is poised to achieve substantial growth,” said François-Henri Pinault, Kering’s chief executive officer and chairman. Artémis will become a “long-term strategic shareholder” of Puma with a 29 percent stake. #wwdnews #wwdfashion (📷: @jilliansollazzo)
The fashion world mourns for celebrated street style photographer, Nabile Quenum, who died at age 32 in Paris.
Quenum, creator of the fashion blog “J’ai Perdu Ma Veste,” was a fashion week fixture, and regularly shot for New York magazine’s The Cut, among other outlets, and brands such as Louis Vuitton, Moncler and Adidas. He was also actively involved in the #NoFreePhotos initiative, which kicked off in the fall. Read more about Quenum in @kbsmoke's story on WWD.com. #wwdnews
@verwanggang and @maisonladuree have teamed up on a dessert collab called Vera Wang Pour Ladurée. The collection, which launched this week, features a specialty macaroon, as well as a wedding cake inspired by one of the designer’s gowns. “I could not imagine a more delicate or sophisticated creation to grace any couple’s celebration,” said Wang. #wwdfashion
“I’m Russian and I love to use all these little tricks that I got from my grandma or my mom. We didn’t have a lot of money for creams or anything like that so we would use a garden as a beauty treatment regime. We’d put cucumber in the fridge and do a cucumber mask,” says model @irinashayk on one of her beauty hacks. WWD asked celebs what their go-to self-care rituals are. See what Naomie Harris, Freida Pinto and more said on WWD.com. #wwdeye #wwdbeauty (📷: @zefashioninsider)
Exclusive: @viktorandrolf are teaming up with @Zalando on a collection made from leftover clothing. The lineup, which lands at the retailer February 1, includes 17 pieces adorned with sliced up and repurposed overstock from the retailer’s private label collection. Pictured here is a look from the collection –– see more on WWD.com. #wwdfashion #wwdnews
@duewestnyc is the newest bar joining the collection of intimate neighborhood-focused spaces in the West Village. The cocktail menu, which includes bitters and syrups made in-house, offers a “Build Your Own Old-Fashioned” – like the one pictured here – where guests can choose from a list of spirits and unexpected sugars and bitters. #wwdeye
Spotted at last night’s National Board of Review gala in NYC: Angelina Jolie. Jolie – along with Meryl Streep, @lupitanyongo and more – continued the all-black dress code from Sunday’s Golden Globes. #wwdeye (📷: @lexieblacklock)