Calvin Klein puts ‘Jaws’ T-shirts on the run­way

The Borneo Post - Nature and health - - Style & Grooming -

NEW YORK: The show be­gan when a wall-size screen sur­round­ing the au­di­ence lit up with the bril­liant blue of the ocean and the sil­hou­ette of a lone skinny-dip­per cut­ting through the wa­ter. And then, that un­mis­tak­able sound­track: Duh, Dum. Duh, Dum.

The theme from “Jaws” ric­o­cheted from wall-to-wall as the first mod­els marched around a room at Calvin Klein cor­po­rate of­fices paved with blood-red car­pet.

The 1975 thriller was a cul­tural phe­nom­e­non, os­ten­si­bly about shark at­tacks in a New Eng­land re­sort town but at heart a en­gross­ingly hu­mane film about un­know­able threats, fear and com­mu­nity rit­u­als. It was the first big-tent sum­mer movie, a well-crafted piece of pop­corn en­ter­tain­ment. Shark!

De­signer Raf Si­mons took “Jaws” as his in­spi­ra­tion for the spring 2019 Calvin Klein 205W39NYC col­lec­tion. There trousers in­spired by scuba suits, jump- suits that ac­tu­ally looked like they’d be at home on a surf­board, dresses with bodices that folded down around the torso, ab­stract prints that re­sem­bled rocks or coral viewed through rip­pling wa­ter.

And there were old-fash­ioned fan T-shirts with the im­age of an open­mouthed great white shark, its teeth bared.

It was a col­lec­tion in­spired by the ten­sion be­tween man and na­ture, by sport and by Amer­ica’s great­est ex­port: vivid, old-fash­ioned story-telling that has be­come a kind of global lan­guage. Can fash­ion speak as broadly?

Si­mons has of­fered his cus­tomers coats lined with heir­loom-style quilt­ing and filmy prairie dresses. Now that most every other run­way feels larded with ruffly “Lit­tle House on the Prairie” flo­ral-print frocks, Si­mons has moved on to dresses that have a sim­i­larly fem­i­nine sen­si­bil­ity.– Wash­ing­ton Post

– AFP photo

Mod­els marched down a red-car­peted run­way against a glit­ter­ing video seascape back­drop – all bob­bing yachts, sun bounc­ing off gen­tle waves and a swim­mer com­ing into view.

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