Runway Report: Calvin Klein SS18

No matter which brand this innovative mastermind touches, Raf Simons always manages to conjure a sense of purpose and remind the audience of the role fashion plays in today’s convoluted political and cultural landscape.  His presentation of Calvin Klein Spring 2018 collection was no different.  Pulling references from broad-stroke aspects of American culture, like diner uniforms and conventional Fifties plaid suits with a modernist twist, he attained an honest incitement from the audience.

There were ultramodern rubber versions of bauble skirt gowns, ethereal, billowing nightgowns, zany dresses made from excessive amounts of yarn fringe, and several skirts, dresses, and denim fragments that featured iconic but decontextualized Hollywood photography by Andy Warhol – some even referenced the artist’s controversial “Death and Disaster” series. Simons’ presentation was inventive and the clothes as always, thought-provoking but truly flawless.

Kaia Gerber was in the opening line-up wearing gleaming canary tasseled trousers and Western inspired black and white button down with front pockets and exaggerated collar layered a top of a pale blue turtleneck.  She embodies a true American beauty – and her presence enhanced Simons’ story context.

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