Finally some minimalistic aesthetics at New York Fashion Week! After mountains of frills and striking bright colors, Calvin Klein Collection came just in time to end the Fall 2012 season with a discreet, yet sophisticated look.
There is a kind of Belgian Avant-garde feeling in the air, if you consider the strict geometrical cuts, the stiff and heavy fabrics – mostly boiled wool, velvet and leather – and the very linear and symmetrical patterns shown throughout the collection.
This said, Calvin Klein's head designer Francisco Costa wouldn't go deeper into this minimalistic dimension of fashion: his dresses might look timeless and sophisticated, they ought to be sexy too! Therefore, the entire focus of the collection is set on the waist through metallic colored belts that provide a feminine shape to the rather voluminous silhouettes. Cutouts lend some sensual transparency to opaque and high-necked outfits in mostly gray and off-white shades. A few sheer black shimmery cocktail dresses set a red-carpet tone towards the end of the show.
The small detail that makes it all: the faded coral colored dresses. Not opting for a sheer red tone and taking a pale one instead, clearly gives a certain je-ne-sais-quoi to Costa's Fall 2012 collection.
- Elisabeta Tudor