KEEP IT CLAS­SIC

Denim is back in a big way, as BAZAAR headed to Sin­ga­pore to pre­view Calvin Klein Jeans’s new take for Au­tumn ’17. By Mughni Che Din.

Harper’s Bazaar (Malaysia) - - The Style -

Provoca­tive, youth­ful, and sexy, Calvin Klein Jeans is the orig­i­nal de­signer jeans brand, cre­ated in 1978, and de­fined by the dis­tinc­tive stitch pat­tern on its back pock­ets. How­ever, it wasn’t un­til 1980 when a con­tro­ver­sial cam­paign fea­tur­ing then-15-year-old Brooke Shields in jeans (Calvin Klein, nat­u­rally) and an un­but­toned shirt, caused such an up­roar that it iron­i­cally boosted the sales of its jeans by 200,000 pairs. Overnight, Calvin Klein Jeans be­came an Amer­i­can house­hold name. Af­ter years of in­ter­nal re­struc­tur­ing, where it evolved from sup­ply­ing denim of­fer­ings to ca­ter­ing younger, street-in­spired ca­su­al­wear, the brand to­day is un­der the purview of Raf Si­mons, Calvin Klein’s chief cre­ative of­fi­cer. Re­shap­ing the iden­tity of the iconic brand in his sig­na­ture win­ning ways, Si­mons is pro­duc­ing pieces that are mod­ern, min­i­mal­ist, and art-in­spired this sea­son. Ex­tend­ing its le­gacy of sexy den­ims by un­veil­ing a sen­sual, youth­ful col­lec­tion, Calvin Klein Jeans Au­tumn ’17 comes with a mod­ern twist and a sense of everyday wear­a­bil­ity. Beloved denim fits come in high-waisted straight cuts with cropped lengths or edgy step-hems, per­fectly show­ing off the sea­son’s in­ven­tive boots. Mean­while, the rein­vented Cana­dian tux is of­fered in an­drog­y­nous pair­ings of short bomber or light-denim girl­friend shirts and loose-fit­ting jeans for a con­tem­po­rary ’90s re­vival. Dress-over-jeans lay­er­ing is also present—less Brit­ney Spears circa the Noughties, and more util­i­tar­ian chic. See: ex­tended-bomber denim coat dress or a ribbed dress, styled with white sneak­ers. While clas­sic sweaters and form­fit­ting turtle­necks in lux­u­ri­ous cash­meres make up the in­te­gral part of the wom­enswear col­lec­tion, a few ap­peal­ing looks from the men’s range are hard to ex­clude, too. One, in par­tic­u­lar, is the mil­i­tary down jacket with a faux fur-lined hood—al­most Wes­terosi in ref­er­ence, which comes in a dif­fer­ent fit and length to cater to both men and women. All in all, Calvin Klein Jeans Au­tumn ’17 has stayed ev­i­dently true to its DNA, and with the re­cent ap­point­ment of Bri­tish de­signer Luella Bart­ley as head of global de­sign, Calvin Klein Jeans is head­ing to­wards the sin­gu­lar spirit of Si­mons’s Calvin Klein. And as Shields no­to­ri­ously quoted in her 1980 cam­paign, “You want to know what comes be­tween me and my Calvins? Noth­ing.” Avail­able at Calvin Klein Jeans stores na­tion­wide

The re­turn of lay­er­ing: long ribbed dress over blue jeans Gen­der­less mil­i­tary down jacket with faux fur-lined hood An­drog­y­nous pair­ing of denim on denim and loose-fit­ting jeans Ex­tend­ed­bomber denim coat dress over jeans and sneak­ers

The new high-waisted straight cut dual-tone jeans with a looser fit

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