NYFW AW14: Calvin Klein

The minimalist aesthetic Francisco Costa has so masterfully embodied at Calvin Klein takes a cool, street chic approach this season. This collection saw lug-soled combat boots, oversized silhouettes and a variety of warm knits and textures in moody colours, denoting comfort that was superbly fitting for the snow storm and slush puddles right outside the show tent.

The collection opened with a series of oversized mohair coats and knits, in a restrained palette of black, white and cool greys. Coat fronts were fastened together with oversized safety pins, while dresses and skirts enveloped the figure, giving the entire ensemble a loose, effortless vibe. Panels of hunter green, ochre and bright orange were sewn into furry sweaters, giving a sense of structure to the soft fabrics.

A series of textured knits in autumnal colours ensued, with each outfit playing with colour panelling and gradients. The show closed with a return to monochromatic black and white, heightened by the contrast between sheer, pleated, ruffled and furry knit panels. Standout pieces included monochromatic pleated knit dresses, and a sleeveless turtleneck tunic and matching skirt in a masterful combination of colours and textures.

With an emphasis on proportions in warm, snug fabrics, Costa has designed a wearable, appropriately-winter collection in an effortlessly cool and comfortable aesthetic.











by Louise Lui

Images courtesy of Style.com

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