The brand’s new label, CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC is actually a play on the address of its global headquarters. Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons presented its inaugural collection on September 7, 2017 during New York Fashion Week.
Mr. Simons unveiled his Spring 2018 collection to an audience that included notable guests Brooke Shields; Jake Gyllenhaal; Lupita Nyong’o; Kyle MacLachlan; Mahershala Ali; Rashida Jones; Millie Bobby Brown; Christina Ricci; Norman Reedus; Kate Bosworth; Ashton Sanders; Trevante Rhodes; Caitriona Balfe; Tommy Dorfman; Mackenzie Davis; Pedro Pascal; Trevor Noah; Bernard Sumner; Kelela; Russell Westbrook; Paris Jackson; George Condo; Carolyn Murphy; Helena Christensen; Karlie Kloss; Presley Walker Gerber; Abbey Lee Kershaw; Winnie Harlow; Nina Kraviz; Iris Apfel; Tavi Gevinson; as well as key editors, stylists, retailers and influencers.
The Spring 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC collection takes its inspiration from cinema, from the dream-factory of Hollywood and its depictions of both an American nightmare, and the all-powerful American dream. Thriller heroines, heroes and antiheroes. The aesthetic codes of movie protagonists are endlessly remixed, their meanings given new interpretation and celebration.
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