The stars are aligning for Raf Simons to become sole creative director of Calvin Klein Inc.
The American fashion company and its parent PVH Corp. on Tuesday took a major stride toward making that a reality by revealing plans for a new global strategy that would unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision as it aims to build itself into a $10 billion retail brand. It did not provide specifics but, as a result, Francisco Costa, creative director of women’s Collection, and Italo Zucchelli, creative director of men’s Collection, are out. Both have been in their roles since 2003, when cofounders Calvin Klein and Barry Schwartz sold the company to PVH and left.
Trevor Andrew, the artist known for his Gucci Ghost collaboration with Gucci, hit Complexcon last weekend to launch his fist line, Real Buy. The streetwear line includes jackets, short- and long-sleeve T-shirts, each with one of the artist’s seven designs, reports @ariahughes .
Kane Brown didn’t take the traditional road to country music stardom, writes @jeanpalmieri .
Instead of cutting his teeth in church and dive bars throughout the South, Brown made a splash on Facebook by releasing several covers of country classics — George Strait’s “Check Yes or No” and Lee Brice’s “I Don’t Dance” among them — that soon went viral. “I was working at FedEx and Target and just doing it for fun,” he said of the videos. “I put it on social media and got around 50 likes. Then I woke up one day and saw that it had gone viral overnight.” Read more on WWD.com 📸: @georgechinsee