21 June 2015
While it's easy to always find pieces one likes from almost every fashion show it is quite rare to like every single thing coming down the runway from beginning to end. And that's exactly what happened to me while I sat at the Calvin Klein show in Milan today.
The collection, as it often does, concentrated on colour with a basic palette of black, white, khaki and light blue washed denim. It stayed true to the brand's minimalist aesthetic but it did so departing from the tougher boxier silhouettes we had been seeing lately. And yet it retained just the perfect dose of structure – especially in the jackets and trousers.
A few key styles really stood out for me. Firstly, this season's ubiquitous denim jacket, which Italo Zucchelli envisioned every so slightly cropped, with a little volume but still fairly slim and presented in its classic light blue wash, the perfect shade of beige-meets-camel and navy.
T-shirts are not usually something I notice much, especially printed ones. However, the brand's palm tree model had this crispness to it that made the fabric fall in a different way making the basic staple more interesting.
Last but most definitely not least, the trousers in two main shapes: A classic suit pant a bit cropped and cuffed. The untraditional fabric makes for a truly versatile piece as they can be worn both as part of a suit and as a casual pant. The second shape takes the first further with cargo pockets also making it a rather interesting proposal as cargo pants are more often than not presented with looser/slouchier fit.
An excellent collection from the first to the last look and proof that consistency and austerity can also be extremely modern and luxe.