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Minimalism offset runway glitz this fall, when Francisco Costa sent out a beautifully serene, yet still rigorous, lineup at Calvin Klein. Here, one of those quiet numbers, a silk-and-wool bustier paired with a wool felt pencil skirt.

This story first appeared in the February 14, 2008 issue of WWD.  Subscribe Today.

Fall had its minimal side, with designers opting for stripped-down looks. But whether it’s Nicole Miller’s elegantly engineered coats or Narciso Rodriguez’s constructed dresses, today’s take on minimalism is anything but simple.


Photos by: Pasha Antonov, Talaya Centeno, Giovanni Giannoni, Thomas Iannaccone and Robert Mitra 

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