With awards season in full swing, designers know the red carpet is the ultimate runway show, and Calvin Klein’s Italo Zucchelli is ready to seize the opportunity. He showed a capsule collection of modern eveningwear that was designed to “coexist” with his mainline collection, shown last month in Milan.
The mainly black offering was embellished with gold and silver panels on lapels, pockets and plackets that appeared on tuxedo blazers and sharply tailored topcoats.
Although the collection was elegant, it was toned down by pairing the evening blazers with skintight long johns and the introduction of gold- and silver-coated denim.
“Hopefully you’ll see it in the stores and on the red carpet,” Zucchelli said.