NEW YORK, Jan 9, 2014/ — On December 6, 2013, during Art Basel in Miami, Calvin Klein Collection celebrated the brand’s arrival at The Webster, the 20,000 square foot luxury multi-brand boutique located in a historical Art Deco building designed in 1939 by famed architect Henry Hohauser
The invitation-only event was hosted by Calvin Klein Collection’s Women’s Creative Director, Francisco Costa; artist Ryan McGinley; and the Art Production Fund’s Co-Founder Yvonne Force Villareal and Director Casey Fremont. For the event, Mr. McGinley created limited edition Calvin Klein t shirts, of which all sales proceeds will benefit the Art Production Fund.
For the event, Calvin Klein Collection wardrobed Ms. Villareal, Ms. Fremont, Mr. McGinley, Alessandra Ambrosio, Leandra Medine, Zani Gugelmann, Lisa Marie Fernandez, Sheryl Schwartz and Angela Westwater. Each of the women’s looks was designed by Mr. Costa.
Other notable guests in attendance included: Jeremy Kost, Todd Eberle, Kyle DeWoody, Stefano Tonchi, Cecilia Dean, Desiree Rogers, Julie Macklowe, Jamie & Bettina Prentice, Sharon Hurowitz, Fabiola Beracasa, Derek Blasberg, Harley Viera Newton, Chelsea Leyland, Theophilus London, Andre Balazs, Amy Sacco, Harry Brant, Leigh Lezark, Julie Henderson and Michelle Hicks.
For Calvin Klein Collection’s debut at both of The Webster’s stores in Miami and the soon-to-be-open location at Bal Harbour Shops, Costa has created an exclusive selection of silhouettes in addition to runway and commercial pieces from the resort line. The Resort 2014 collection has been redeveloped in lighter fabrications and brighter hues just for The Webster – from zip front tops and belted trousers for day, to cropped halters and wrap skirts for evening.
Working with direction from Ms. Dubreuil, Costa designed pieces with a sense of ease, presented in silks and crépes, paired with luxurious ultrasuede, nubuck and ostrich. The feminine silhouettes are soft and light while clean and modern with a renewed take on classic color and strong attention to detail. The opposition of the stark, midriff tops paired with the warmer bohemian separates embody the perfect combination of wearable, yet edgy fashion pieces for resort.
Overall, for the season, Costa’s bold palette was inspired by the colors he saw in Ellsworth Kelly’s studio when he visited the artist earlier in the year. In addition to the collection’s classic black and gradients of whites and browns with deep shades of marine and fern, that original neutral palette is now enhanced with bold yellows and fire reds – colors which are exclusive to The Webster.
In addition to an edited selection of leather and python clutches and bags, looks are completed with an architectural, crisscross sandal, constructed with a low or mid-heel in leather, nubuck or hair calf, which will also be available in store at The Webster.
IMAGE CREDITS: © 2013 Billy Farrell/BFAnyc.com, courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection