NEW YORK — Calvin Klein Inc.’s global voyage continues.
This story first appeared in the January 21, 2010 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.
After staging major events in cities such as Sydney, Seoul, Tokyo, Shanghai, Dubai and Milan, the company is landing in Singapore on Friday, when the ck Calvin Klein brand and its global creative director, Kevin Carrigan, will hold a fete on the grounds of the Queenstown Remand Prison, the shuttered prison that will be demolished at the end of this month.
At the event, invited guests will be able to see looks from the brand’s spring collection and take in an installation by Singaporean photographer and director Geoff Ang. Taiwanese actor Ethan Ruan and models Liu Wen and Mark Cox, who are featured in the company’s ck Calvin Klein spring campaign, are expected to attend the event, alongside CKI executives including president and chief executive officer Tom Murry.
Ck Calvin Klein, which is under license with Club 21 in Singapore, will earmark 20 percent of all sales between Friday and Sunday in its four freestanding stores there to benefit the Yellow Ribbon Project, which seeks to help former criminal offenders with their reentry into society.
Meanwhile, Calvin Klein Collection and creative directors Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli will travel to Los Angeles next week. On Jan. 28, the company will host a dinner and party in partnership with newly formed art production fund LAND, the Los Angeles Nomadic Division, which supports young artists during the Art Los Angeles Contemporary Art Fair (running Jan. 28 to 31).
The Collection event, which will take place in a new venue on Melrose Avenue across from the Pacific Design Center, will feature installations by Jean Shin, Neville Wakefield and Jennifer West. Guests also will be able to view the men’s and women’s spring collections for the label.