Given the transitional state of affairs at Calvin Klein, it was a foregone conclusion that resort would be “a collection that reinterprets essential references inherent to the brand’s DNA, deconstructing and modernizing iconic staples for today,” as the press notes stated. Presented in the showroom — no models, no fanfare — the lineup existed in an interim safety zone, drawing on ideas that ex-creative director Francisco Costa offered for fall, namely workwear cuts and topstitching details. Some Japanese-ish polka dot prints and a nostalgic blue micro floral also felt descended from the fall runway.
Crisp white cotton shirts and pants cut in exaggerated proportions were cinched with off-kilter trench belt details; likewise a nude leather group. Some of the shapes of shifts and leather jackets suggested the Sixties, while simple floral dresses in both long-sleeve and sleeveless versions, projected a sweet austerity — pretty, but not particularly memorable. Which is often the case with an interim collection attributed to a design team.