Clavin Klein's chief creative officer, Raf Simons, brings the past and the future together for autumn winter 2018. Simons presents a runway reminiscent of a 19th-century farm with futuristic clothing at the New York Stock Exchange.
The runway presents to take the audience a back to a time when winters were harsh and required survivability. The fashion brings a strong sense of winter and cold. The sweaters are an upgrade from the big loose sweaters to a more tight-fitting look.
The menswear in the collection has the stylish dual squared button-secured front pockets and larger collars. There is a strong layering continuing with turtlenecks and several coats on some of the models.
The coats for the collection come from the firefighter coats they wear when fighting a fire. They are longer to cover more during the long cold winter days. The accessories include stocking ski caps that are handwoven cover the head, ears, and some of the face. Gloves are a nice addition. They cover mid-forearm for continued protection from the winter winds. The runway, covered with popcorn, adds to the sense of a fluffy winter wonderland.
The womenswear runway collection brings a strong futuristic feel to the 19th-century clothing. Taking the older cuts and fabrics bringing them to the modern world. A favorite women's piece is one where the older collar cut and the fabric made into a sexy pantsuit.
Simons, a Belgian fashion designer, continues to change the look and feel of Calvin Klein. His shows continue to be the talk of the town and a big influence. He takes bold statements and stories creating a collection that is a strong runway. He is challenging fashion in new ways. He states, "I don't want to show clothes, I want to show my attitude, my past, present, and future. I use memories and future visions and try to place them in today's world." He has accomplished that with this autumn winter 2018 collection.
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