NEW YORK — No matter how elaborately ornamented other designers’ collections become, Francisco Costa has been sticking to his minimalist ways for Calvin Klein, and he continued to do so for spring. His mission, as Costa put it, is “to keep bringing the essence of Calvin Klein forward.” So it isn’t surprising that refreshingly simple looks dominated the line, like the silk jersey dress, here, that opened the presentation. Its subtle draping is part of a Grecian trend on the runways this season.

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This story first appeared in the September 21, 2004 issue of WWD. Subscribe Today.