NEW YORK — The Calvin Klein Collection show is on the move this September.
After holding runway shows at its 205 West 39th Street headquarters for five years, Calvin Klein Inc. is staging the spring Collection show at the new, as-yet-unopened Spring Studios in TriBeCa. It will take place in its regular time slot on Sept. 12 at 2 p.m., although there will only be one show this season.
Calvin Klein will be the first and only fashion house to show at Spring Studios during fashion week. According to CKI, the space’s modern, minimalist environs, which will open at 50 Varick Street in TriBeCa this fall, lend themselves nicely to the house’s ethos.
CKI is celebrating several milestones this fashion week. For one, Francisco Costa is marking his 10-year anniversary as Calvin Klein Collection’s women’s creative director, and there will be an after party at Spring Studios that night to fete the designer’s decade as well as the spring collection; the event, which will take place on a different floor from the show, will also celebrate the global launch of Downtown Calvin Klein, the new fragrance featuring Rooney Mara in the campaign.
“Sharing our brand’s modern and innovative approach, Spring Studios was a natural choice to hold this special event commemorating Francisco’s decade as Calvin Klein Collection’s fearless women’s creative director,” said Malcolm Carfrae, CKI’s executive vice president and chief communications officer.
Spring Studios operates a facility in London. When it opens, the New York division will feature a 120,000-square-foot full-service photo studio, event space and creative agency, among other features.
“Azzedine has been one of the biggest influences in my life. He has always been such a strong, loving, fatherly figure to me. I call him Papa. His designs are indescribably unique, they are pieces of art. He knew how to make the female form look its loveliest. I have so many memories of him; my favorite might be during my first show with him in Paris. He liked me and he wanted to help me get more work. He called all his friends at Kenzo and Comme des Garcons, and asked them to book me. They said, ‘But she can’t walk!’ And he said, ‘but she has such a great ass!' His friendship and support has been the great privilege of my career. I can't imagine life without him. Repose en paix mon Papa.” - @stephanieseymour tells @wwd. #wwdfashion (📷: @steveeichner) #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa, flanked by two of his closest friends, models Stephanie Seymour and Naomi Campbell.
He designed Seymour’s dress for her 1995 wedding to Peter Brant, and treated Campbell (who famously called him Papa), like a daughter. For more on the legendary designer, tap the link in bio. #wwdfashion #alaia #azzedinealaia
Azzedine Alaïa's “I-did-it-my-way” ethos stood out starkly at a time when brands are experimenting with consumer-facing fashion shows, coed formats and trans-seasonal collections – anything to perk up lackluster sales of ready-to-wear in an age of Insta-everything. “It’s not creation anymore. This becomes a purely industrial approach,” the late designer told WWD in an interview last year. “But anyway, the rhythm of collections is so stupid. It’s unsustainable. There are too many collections.” Read more about the iconic designer’s life and work on wwd.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion #azzedinealaia (📷: @WWD Archive, 1986) #alaia
Sneaker reselling app @goat’s latest exhibit, "The Greatest: New York," tells the story of New York's sneaker culture. To celebrate the exhibit, an intimate crowd gathered on Thursday night at the pop-up gallery space, located at Platform in Culver City, to hear guest speaker and illustrator @esymai talk about her own rise in streetwear and women in the business. "For me I'm just someone who is creative. I like to create things," said Chang. #wwdfashion
Azzedine Alaïa, one of the most iconic couturiers of the modern era whose body-con designs defined Eighties fashion, has died in Paris. The diminutive Tunisian-born designer, known for his structured knitted dresses with fitted waists and impeccably cut, figure-hugging second skin silhouettes was deeply admired by his peers, and counted supermodel Naomi Campbell - his adoptive daughter - among his inner circle, one of a gang of glamazons including Farida Khelfa, Carla Bruni and Stephanie Seymour who became ambassadors of his style. (📷: Alexandre Guirkinger) #wwdblast