EXCLUSIVE: Calvin Klein Goes Back to Its Roots for Net-a-Porter
“It really is very DNA-driven, very Calvin,” Francisco Costa said of his new capsule for Net-a-Porter. Having last year celebrated his 10th anniversary at the house, Costa is more than well-versed in the Calvin Klein vernacular. And this 14-piece lineup, which debuts exclusively here, was created with the CK lifestyle in mind.
It’s a vision that NAP was quick to snap up. “We presented the collection as a lifestyle collection including jackets, trousers, sweaters, [and more]. Then they made an edit, and the edit turned out to be mostly dresses because it is the category we do so well with,” Costa said on a call from Water Mill, New York, where the luxury e-commerce giant was feting the collection with a private lunch. But it’s not just frocks here: Separates such as a crisp white maxi skirt, close-cut ribbed tops, a Lurex-laced pencil skirt, and a classic oxford all channel Costa’s signature, streamlined vision for the brand. A couple of pieces evoke Calvin Klein’s red-carpet coups. Fans of the salmon-hued T-shirt style that a very blond Emma Stone sported at the 2011 Golden Globes can pick up a spaghetti-strap number in a similar shade. A rosy maxi, meanwhile, will appeal to those coveting the sex appeal Jennifer Lawrence exuded when she wore a Calvin scoop-neck gown at the Oscars back in 2011.
Calvin Klein’s exclusive Net-a-Porter capsule collection launches August 1 on net-a-porter.com.