"It's not all I planned to show, but this selection encapsulates the general feeling of the collection," said Calvin Klein. Demonstrating New Yorkers' eagerness to get back to business as usual, Klein staged a small showroom presentation just a few days after fashion week had to be canceled.
"There's lots of boyish shapes and silhouettes," said Klein as the first model took to the makeshift runway. "Jackets and coats are cut with large shoulders. Everything is big, but not too big." Klein officially launched a new Spring favorite: the mannish, oversize white shirt, which can be thrown over snappy shorts, tucked into full, pleated trousers or worn with a hefty belt as a short, sexy dress. Pinstripe trousers matched with a half-sleeve button-down offered a playful take on traditional power dressing, while a group of aubergine and navy dresses with Deco-inspired paneling and stitching offered a more feminine counterpoint to the masculine tailoring. ("They remind me of the Chrysler building," said Klein.)
What about accessories? Those who are already fearing boot overload by the time March rolls around will be more than ready for Klein's no-nonsense gladiator sandals and flat patent slides. On the hunt for the perfect evening bag? A tiny, silver-beaded clutch could be just the thingprovided, of course, you never carry more than keys and lipstick.