During a wintry day in New York, amidst a snowstorm nonetheless, top editors and fashionistas that included Lupita Nyong’o and Naomi Watts braved the weather to see fragility balanced with cool, street vibe silhouettes designed by Francisco Costa for the Fall 2014 Calvin Klein Collection.
While the weather brought chaos outside, it was tranquil elegance personified inside the Spring Studios in Tribeca as models strutted the runway in knitted layers and nomadic textures proposed in contrasting proportions with slim or oversized shapes.
“The basis of my fall collection surrounded knitwear, which translated into a warm, textural coziness,” said Mr. Costa. “It had an overall sense of ease, but with an urban element woven throughout.”
From fitted, menswear-inspired coats, to those with an undone sensibility and raw edges – all are structured and intimate. The look is elongated, layered and relaxed. Extended sweaters, dresses and mid-calf length skirts form languid lines.
Naïve details, like playful collars and glass beaded safety pin closures, infuse youthful touches. Innocence rediscovered. The casual ease of t shirt dressing is heightened with sophisticated, embroidered nylon gauze dresses.
Exquisite knits form the foundation with ribbed textures underlying the collection. An intricate mix of hand-painted yarns are transformed into artisan tweeds, or woven and assembled for tactile, striped sweaters.
There were several exclusive models in the runway show, including Alyssa, who opened the show, Sabine, Ine, Janica, Melaine, Iana and Vanessa, who is currently featured in the brand’s Spring 2014 global advertising campaign.
Photos by © 2014 Dan Lecca, courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection