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.
“I’m looking forward to jumping into the creative process and exploring fashion through a different lens,” said actor Michael B. Jordan exclusively to WWD about becoming the first face of @coach ‘s men’s business. Not only will the actor appear in its global ad campaigns, but he will also create a capsule with designer Stuart Vevers. Tap the link in our bio to learn more. #wwdfashion
“The name of the show is GP — giant pockets,” said Karl Lagerfeld pre-show, in his backstage meeting room at @Fendi to Bridget Foley. @Bellahadid was one of the many famous faces who graced the catwalk including @Gigihadid, @Adwoaaboah, and yes, even @Kendalljenner. #wwdfashion
Photographed by Kuba Dabrowski/WWD
“We are obsessed with Fendi and we want to share this obsession,” said CEO Serge Brunschwig to WWD. @Fendi will be releasing a new capsule collection Oct. 16 centered around the Fendi/Fila logo created by Instagram artist @Hey_reilly. Further proving the logo trend isn’t going anywhere. Link in our bio for more details. #wwdfashion