Having already seen CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC‘s Spring/Summer 2018 handbag collection, the brand now continues its theme of New Americana with its Pre-Fall 2018 program. Led by Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons, the new pieces showcase the label’s ongoing collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts. Largely known as the godfather of Pop Art, the late artist’s iconic florals and graphic renderings of the American flag are all standout additions to the new designs.
Included in the range is a vast array of silhouettes. From oversized knits to a pleated tartan skirt, Simons plays with the concept of utilitarianism alongside an unavoidable dialogue of contemporary culture thanks to the presence of Warhol‘s work. Playing with a slew of different textures, the overall mood of the collection is an eclectic one that is seamlessly tied together by its very diversity. As an elegant marriage of both tradition and post-modernist ideals, the new roster is a triumph in bridging the gap between past and present.
Highlighted in the range is also CALVIN KLEIN‘s ongoing partnership with American heritage brand Pendleton Woolen Mills, which comes into play once again in the women’s outerwear pieces and bags lined with bold, graphic wools. You can browse through the Pre-Fall 2018 lookbook in the gallery above – the visuals were lensed by Willy Vanderperre and styled by Olivier Rizzo. In the background printed on the dilapidated shed walls, additional works by Warhol can also be seen, including “Big Electric Chair” and an image from his “Car Crash” series.
The collection is slated to drop later this year. In the meantime, you can learn more at CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC’s website.