MIN­I­MAL­ISM DE­CODED!

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CALVIN KLEIN PLAT­INUM BY NUM­BERS

DE­SIGN Ath­letic. Fus­ing street, sporti­ness, and strength to form so­phis­ti­ca­tion, the lines and sil­hou­ettes speak of moder­nity. Think silk cot­ton re­verse twill on an­drog­y­nous lapel jack­ets. FABRICS Class meets tech with fabrics such as feath­er­weight wool den­ims and cham­brays, silks, leathers, and silk/cot­tons jux­ta­posed with fu­tur­is­tic, tech­ni­cal ma­te­ri­als. Sur­faces are ei­ther glossy and fluid, or bonded and sculp­tural with opaque or matt fin­ishes. Skins, leathers, and suedes are bonded to a clas­sic heather grey sweat­shirt ma­te­rial for a luxe com­bi­na­tion. STRUC­TURE Laser- cut edges and bond­ing cre­ate a sense of con­cealed con­struc­tion. For men, con­trasts of ath­letic shapes cut in dou­ble faced and tech­ni­cal jer­seys lay­ered with re­fined, softly con­structed silk/cot­tons. COLOURS Tones of plat­inum greys and blush, naked and buff neu­trals are ac­cented with black and white for a graphic ef­fect. Virid­ian green is coun­ter­bal­anced with mod­ern wa­ter­colours, such as pale ice pink. Plat­inum metallics lend a touch of light and shine. LINES Fem­i­nine and sculp­tural. The equi­lib­rium of fabrics, pro­por­tion, and sil­hou­ette is al­ways pur­pose­fully slightly off. Skirts and dresses are ei­ther sculp­tural and de­fined or fluid. Short and cut above the knee, ma­nip­u­lated seams and pre­cise pleats play with asym­me­try. AC­CES­SORIES Graphic, tex­tu­ral, and un­ex­pect­edly soft. In­tro­duc­ing a new group for men and women, fea­tur­ing an A-frame con­struc­tion in palmel­lato leather with an ex­ag­ger­ated en­ve­lope clo­sure. This sea­son’s bags fea­ture a se­lec­tion of sil­hou­ettes with so­phis­ti­cated ac­cents, like jet-black hand-painted edges on pale hues of nude, ice pink, bone, and plat­inum grey with sub­tle tex­tures. The new an­kle-strap low-heel pump or flats for women – in soft­est nubuck and stri­ated lizard print – are the per­fect com­ple­ment to the looks. for tonight when 30 male and fe­male mod­els dels make their way down n the run­way. I like to think of it as a new per­spec­tive on min­i­mal­ism and in some ways, what it specif­i­cally means to me. In do­ing so I’m ref­er­enc­ing the au­then­tic codes of the brand, the clas­si­cism; the orig­i­nal West Vil­lage, Chelsea en­ergy that suf­fused me when I first moved to New York, en­thused by the nat­u­ral ex­u­ber­ance of bas­ket­ball play­ers on 6th Av­enue. I’m re­vis­it­ing the Amer­i­can­ism of the T-shirt and the slip dress and how to in­ter­pret them in a rather more lux­u­ri­ous way, y but af­ford­able lux­ury, you un­der­stand. d. The first fi thing you’ll no­tice that re­ally de­fines defin the DNA of Calvin Klein Plat­inum Plat La­bel is what I like to call a sort of el­e­vated lux­ury. The fab­ri­ca­tion is richer, more nat­u­ral, with fabrics from Italy us­ing pure fi­bres, cash­mere, cash trop­i­cal wools, but de­signed desi for a new gen­er­a­tion. Si­mul­ta­ne­ously, Sim we look at new ne tech­nol­ogy from Ja­pan like lik ac­etates, but it’s not re­ally about ab mix­ing them. While c con­tem­po­rary in aes­thetic I’m re­ally speak­ing to an older crowd, those in their 30s who have a sense i im­pres­sion of CK One and the Kate Moss ad cam­paign , fro from ’95.” m

In the end, fash­ion is a numb num­bers game, and with re­ports that Calvin Klein reg­is­tered USD7. USD7.6 bil­lion (RM25 bil­lion) in global globa re­tail sales in 2012 there is a lot rid­ing on this re-brand­ing ex­er­cise. i Car­ri­gan’s pro­jec­tion that a change is nec­es­sary in an era where so­cial me­dia rules the mar­ket and youth is Calvin Klein Plat­inum La­bel Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

Ireal cur­rency is telling, in­deed. How it will trans­late to this new aes­thetic re­mains to be seen. To­day, how­ever, Car­ri­gan muses, “It’s a dif­fer­ent world. The new min­i­mal­ism is nei­ther aus­tere nor cold. In­stead, it is a soft­en­ing of sil­hou­ettes. Con­structed jack­ets are less ar­chi­tec­tural, more lan­guid and fluid. It is also more eclec­tic in terms of styling; it’s the way for­ward, re­ally.” Calvin Klein Plat­inum La­bel is avail­able at Pavil­ion KL, Suria KLCC, The Gar­dens Mall, and 1 Utama Shop­ping Cen­tre (High­street).

SPOTTED!

Top in­ter­na­tional mod­els, in­clud­ing Liu Wen, Tilda Lind­stam, Soo Joo Park, Cici Xiang, Ehren Dorsey, and Ju Xiao Wen; as well as male mod­els Tim Schu­macher, Sung Jin Park, and Zhao Lei were fea­tured in the run­way show. Front row guests in­cluded Du Juan, Tao Okamoto, Gaile Lok, Fiona Sit, Ni­cole Warne, Ana R., Anthony Sand­strom, and Jo­ce­lyn Luko; celebrity stylists Alvin Goh and Ricky Kwok; as well as so­cialites

An­ina Ho, Yvette Yuen, Yolanda Choy, and Tess Ma.

Kevin Car­ri­gan and Liu Wen

Back­stage at Calvin Klein Plat­inum La­bel Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

Han­neli Mustaparta

Calvin Klein Plat­inum La­bel Spring/ Sum­mer ’14

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