27 posts tagged "Calvin Klein Collection"
August is the peak of summer, and we’re trying to make the best of it before New York fashion week kicks off in three-and-a-half weeks. That means spending as much time as possible by the water, whether it be a weekend trip to the shore, swimming in a friend’s pool, or even running through sprinklers in the park. Most often, though, we’re parked right here at our Style.com desks, which is why we’re particularly happy about the recent wave of water prints. Dion Lee showed reflective ripples on body-con dresses for Resort, and the Just Cavalli lineup featured an intarsia-knit pullover with a Hokusai-esque rip current. Mary Katrantzou, meanwhile, channeled her inner Bob Ross (The Joy of Painting legend), showing scenic landscape prints, including a river flowing underneath a bridge. Womenswear designers aren’t the only ones taking the plunge. Italo Zucchelli sent oceanic motifs down the Calvin Klein Collection runway, Miuccia Prada put a sinister spin on traditional tropical prints, and the hand-drawn waves that turned up at Kenzo, on button-downs and fold-over bags, will inevitably be popular in the streets.
As of late, it’s been the bright colors and wild prints dominating the street-style photos. But there is also a plus side to keeping things simple. Case in point? Emmanuelle Alt and her entourage of editors, all of whom wore head-to-toe black (with a hint of white) while walking through the Tuileries in Paris. Get their effortlessly chic look with minimal essentials from Valentino, Theyskens’ Theory, and more.
From top left to right: Calvin Klein Collection sweater, $750, available at www.netaporter.com; Mulberry belt, $435, available at www.netaporter.com; Theyskens’ Theory pant, $325, available at www.farfetch.com; Valentino pump, $1,395, available at www.neimanmarcus.com.
They’ve got the face, the body, a portfolio full of ad campaigns and editorials shot by top photographers in the industry, and a runway roster to match. But in our new Model-Slash column, Style.com profiles girls whose ambitions and drive extend beyond the catwalk.
If you haven’t heard the name Emeline Ghesquière (pictured) before, get prepared to hear it quite a bit in the coming months. The 18-year-old Belgian beauty got her start as an exclusive on the Calvin Klein Collection Fall runway (“I arrived at the casting and waited four hours, then got the call back and waited seven hours, then did fittings for the rest of the week every day from 3:00 p.m. to midnight. You’d think since I wasn’t allowed to walk in the other New York shows as an exclusive, I would’ve gotten a break,” she tells Style.com). After her big debut, Ghesquière skipped out on London and Milan, then made appearances in Paris at John Galliano, Akris, and Carven, among others, and has been busy with fittings for Couture this week. But Ghesquière’s big focus is hitting it out of the park at the upcoming Spring shows. As it goes, premium girls are often launched on a few select runways their first season, then blast off as sophomores (Maria Bradley and Mackenzie Drazan are recent examples of this trend), so Ghesquière knows what to expect come September. “I want to try my hardest for one season to do 50-60 shows and be bone-tired by the end,” she says. “It is my goal to know how the top models feel.”
Between casting calls, fittings, and shows, Ghesquière blasts David Bowie, Sonic Youth, Sigur Rós, and the Drums on her headphones. “I keep them [headphones] on until the last minute possible. I think the volume scares people in elevators sometimes, but I kind of like that,” she says. Then, after a long day spent looking pretty, Ghesquière sits down in front of her drum set and lets loose. “Drumming makes me feel free. I love that it’s never perfect and you can experiment with new beats or genres—my favorite is eighties rock,” Ghesquière said. Though her drum lesson schedule used to be more regular, these days she squeezes in two lessons a week and she’s thrumming on every surface she can find—books, subway seats, her boyfriend’s back, you name it. Speaking of, Ghesquière has learned a lot about the instrument just by hanging out with her boyfriend’s punk band. You’ll usually find her up front near the stage rocking out, in one of her beau’s concert T-shirts, stovepipes, and creepers.
With the 2014 World Cup and 2016 Summer Olympics (just 1,548 days away for those of you who are counting) on the horizon, Brazil is hotter than ever. Macy’s is celebrating the vibrant country with its latest campaign, A Magical Journey to Brasil. Enter Francisco Costa for a collaborative capsule collection. “I felt so honored when Macy’s approached me because it is a tribute to my home country,” Costa, who is originally from Guarani, Brazil, said this morning at a preview of the new range. He went on to explain that he drew inspiration from a snapshot of sunshine hitting the pavement—inspiration that comes through in the palette of warm neutrals. Ever the minimalist, Costa’s designs for Macy’s have streamlined silhouettes and modern silver hardware accents that are characteristic of his looks for Calvin Klein Collection, rather than his native country’s more Carnaval-friendly fare. Of course, these pieces come at a fraction of the price. The new line ($135-$180) is Costa’s first foray into fast fashion; it will hit stores later this month.
Sometimes it just doesn’t make sense to spend one month’s (or several) rent on a designer gown to wear for a one-night-only special event. For those occasions, Rent the Runway has offered a more wallet-friendly answer: For a fraction of the retail price, you can borrow a gown straight from the runway for the night. Rent the Runway’s impressive roster of participating labels ranges from Proenza Schouler to Chanel to Calvin Klein Collection to Narciso Rodriguez. This month, Runway debuts its first-ever designer capsule collection by Rodriguez.
The four-dress collection ($275 to $400 to rent) includes the Rodriguez signatures—cutouts, and of course, he couldn’t resist a bit of black and white. The dresses are available now on Renttherunway.com; now all you need is an occasion to wear one.