Francisco Costa, the former women’s creative director for Calvin Klein Collection, may be ready to reveal his next chapter.
The designer, who parted ways with his former employer in April after 14 years to make way for Raf Simons, posted a sketch on Instagram over the weekend showing both a man and a woman. The man was dressed in an oversize white shirt and black pants while the woman was in a flowy white dress with black accents.
Could the sketches be the precursor to Costa revealing his next design gig? He could not be reached for comment but because it was not his choice to leave Calvin Klein, he is not believed to have a non-compete that would impact him joining another company.
Costa and Italo Zucchelli, the creative director for Calvin Klein men’s collection, were let go in advance of Simons joining the firm in August.
The Brazilian-born Costa has lived in the U.S. since the 1980s and attended the Fashion Institute of Technology. He worked for Oscar de la Renta and Bill Blass before joining Calvin Klein in 2003. He received the Council of Fashion Designers of America’s Womenswear Designer of the Year award in 2006 and 2008 and the Cooper-Hewitt National Fashion Design Award in 2009.