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Calvin Klein puts sophistication in deconstruction

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 01:38

Sep 12 - Designer Francisco Costa layers texture and natural fibers for spring 2014. Rough Cut (no reporter narration)

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PLEASE NOTE: RUNWAY MUSIC CONTAINS PROFANITY ROUGH CUT (NO REPORTER NARRATION) STORY: Francisco Costa marked 10 years with a post-apocalyptic collection for spring 2014 at Mercedes Benz Fashion Week in New York on Thursday (September 12). The outfits seemed fiercely scavenged, as though Costa had rummaged through piles of admittedly high-end scraps of silk and leather. Several dresses consisted of broad hoops of fabric encircling the body without clean vertical lines. A knee-length skirt had an abundance of fabric flapping off one side. Sleeves on the matching top ended at the elbow in dangling loose threads. Indeed, the fraying hems brought the threat of unravelling everywhere, making the outfits seem loaded with back stories. In press notes, the designer called the line controlled elevated deconstruction. After the show, he described his Calvin Klein woman for spring. "She is very eclectic, she is worldly, you know, that's what we always do. So the inspiration came from all these different sources. She's a totally confident woman, she's exploring big t-shirt this season. You know, she's exploring painter's pants, so those are cool. It's youthful, she fun, you know, she's worldly," he said. It could easily have been a mess, but the highly engineered tailoring and the careful proportions gave beauty to the collection. Costa and his team will celebrate the anniversary with a party and scheduled performance by musician Pharrell Williams.

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Calvin Klein puts sophistication in deconstruction

Thursday, September 12, 2013 - 01:38