Calvin Klein Collection’s first menswear presentation in New York stuck to a dependable core, with an emphasis on elevated wearability.
No gimmicks here. Calvin Klein Collection’s first menswear presentation in New York stuck to a dependable core, with an emphasis on elevated wearability. Cargo pockets and tech elements combined with Velcro attachments on pockets, straps, and waistbands throughout to offer a suite of utilitarian staples, while the silhouette was straightforward and masculine. Black and khaki formed a color base, with monochromatic deviations like graphite and military-green.
The recurring motif throughout was an abstract wave design, a swooping vertical curve resembling a fingerprint whorl. Visible under shimmering transparent wool viscose sweaters, the motif was replicated in various color combinations such as khaki, black, and red, and complemented by a graphic palm tree print on tees.
Socks, Sandals, and Straps
Accessories were the real scene-stealer: portfolios with oversized zippers, and leather visors with Velcro and grommet accents. One standout shoe featured a formal lace-up design in the front, with a heel-exposing sandal strap in the back – all in sleek beige leather, of course. Double-strapped sandals were worn over engineered sport socks with striped anatomical contours, sleek and monochromatic, styled with basics and formalwear alike.
Words: R.J. Hernández