The collection revolved around a couple ideas: lightness (which was a continuos trend over Paris's runways), transparency, and optimism (isn't that what we all lack a bit of sometimes?). It was all about either wearing a breathable and soothing look or purposely putting together an ensemble so color-impacting that would make the ones around you go literally blind. I thought for this season, Italo Zucchellli, creative director of the men's line, thought of the different Calvin Klein Men. The one who tends to keep a low profile, possibly shy, but with a great appreciation for fabric quality and craftsmanship or the one who enjoys to stand out and make make a few heads turn. I love the fact whenever there is such a strong contrast in any collection, it brings the visual aspect of the show to a different level and it also attributes with the marketability of the clothes. In a way though, it also broadens the target market of the already world-famous brand such as Klein. I can definitely picture kids my age wanting to wear these clothes while I can also see my father and even my grandpa adding a few pieces of the collection to their daily wardrobe.
Mr Zucchelli thought the feeling of transparency needed to be present on his runway this season and we sure witnessed that. Surprisingly enough, a few of the models came out in semi-transparent ensembles, composed of different sheer-like fabrics, there were classic two-button suits, lightweight parkas and lycra shorts in tones of grey, black and pale peach. I personally love pieces that can translate from day to evening, from casual to no so casual, and still work. Also, there were deep v-neck tops that seemed to be quite conventional, they almost look as if the arms were cut out, but they could still work at an office setting paired with a great blazer or alone at the gym to break at sweat in.
The strong yet somewhat sensible colour palette Italo Zucchelli shows for Calvin Klein has become a very familiar strategy he has used in the past. However, though, last season, there were a couple of mind-blowing neon getups present around the end of the show. This season, there seems to be a pattern, a couple of models strutted out in turquoise and alarming orange ensembles that made a lot of front-rowers take a second look. The head-to-toe turquoise suit did not go unnoticed at all as well as the rest of the "not-so-shy" looks. I respect people who dared to make a strong statement anywhere they go (including myself sometimes), but I can't compute anybody in Hollywood wearing such a riske look to any event. Perhaps, the very outspoken and extravagant Flavor Flav, who is no stranger of going safe, when it comes to his own very own unique sense of style. In the other hand, I can perfectly see how such eye-popping outfit can be dissected and styled into a more every-day look. Let's say, the blazer and the shoes could be paired with a well-fitted button down shirt, skinny tie and a a great pair of tailored jeans or we can use the pants as a central piece and add a clean v-neck, leather sandals, and a cool pair of shades to finish off the look. But the point here is to assimilate the look and incorporate it into your wardrobe, I just simply love the collection. Bravo Italo!.
I love this black parka
The blazer can be put together in so many ways
I feel like there is something so vintage about this suit, but at the same time, there is something so modern, love it.
I love this look