After unveiling his Spring 2016 menswear Calvin Klein Collection on June 21, 2015 in Milan, Italo Zucchelli, Men’s Creative Director for the brand hosted an exclusive event celebrating the collection at the Fabrique, a unique space that is known for hosting live performances of international artists.
Sia, who was wardrobed in Calvin Klein Collection, performed a selection of songs from her latest album, 1000 Forms of Fear, including “Chandelier,” “Elastic Heart” and “Big Girls Cry.” The evening also included special sets by the UK-based DJ collective Horse Meat Disco.
Earlier that day, Mr. Zucchelli presented a collection of 40 looks of quintessential menswear silhouettes that were infused with vibrant and energetic design details and grounded in relaxed utilitarianism.
An industrial spirit pervaded the collection, as traditional sportswear pieces were updated with Velcro attachments – pockets, straps and waistbands – that could be interchanged or removed for added dimension.
A neutral palette of linden, boxwood, black and white served as a strong base for the collection, and was interjected with stonewashed denim-inspired pieces reinterpreted in engineered jacquard and bonded cotton. Graphic, sleeveless t shirts featuring a striking multi-color wave design or playful palm tree print injected a hint of spontaneity.
High and low top double strap sandals in smooth calf were worn with an engineered sport sock to complement the overall feeling of formal utility.
IMAGE CREDITS: © 2015 Matteo Prandoni/BFAnyc.com, courtesy of Calvin Klein Collection