Skin Is (Still) In
Calvin Klein hosted its Fall presentation this morning at the company’s 39th Street headquarters. Kevin Carrigan, the brand’s global creative director, was feeling jolly, not only because he’s headed to Bali for a break later this week, but also because revenues for the Calvin Klein business were way up for the fourth quarter last year. Walking us around the installation, he said, “It started with skin.” As in a second-skin jersey turtleneck (a hot item on the Fall runways) and faux animal skins ô la this snake pattern top and pants outfit, the collection’s strongest look. Python just won’t quit. We saw it on the Spring catwalks, and it slithered its way down plenty more for Fall; see Prada, Dries Van Noten, and Bottega Veneta. It can be a pricey trend to latch on to, which is where Carrigan and his head-to-toe prints ($69 for the top and $89 for the harem pants) come in.