Milan Menswear SS15: Calvin Klein

As a brand Calvin Klein usually always has its finger on the modern woman’s pulse and its vital signs have always been healthy, but can the same be said for their menswear? I think so. This season, creative director Italo Zucchelli has carried on the ideal male counterpart to the woman who still doesn’t let anything come between her and her Calvin’s. Speaking of coming between Calvin’s, all of the buff, camel and nude combinations for SS15 certainly evoked something of Calvin Klein’s Seventies provenance, interjected only by orange red and yellow traffic-light brights.

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Throughout it was all wonderfully masculine with just the right broad fits for those well-endowed bodies in a number of classic staples, from semi-formal jackets, crisp plain shirts and straightforward vests. Classic formal elements were then usurped by the streaks of high-voltage hues and boxy transparent PVC sweaters and hoodies, though simplicity wasn’t sacrificed despite other experiments with slick sports-oriented leading edge mesh fabrics and once or twice even underwear worn as outerwear.

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Quilted bomber-style blouson jackets benefited most from the soft futuristic undertones that were being alluded to from a latter point onwards, which luckily didn’t seem to overpower the entire collection, but merely kept us guessing for the future of Calvin Klein’s men’s line after a stellar show.

by Liam Feltham

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