WHEN: March 22, 2012
WHERE: Calvin Klein showroom
WHAT: Calvin Klein Fall 2012 preview and ck one color cosmetics launch
THE EVENT: A presentation of Calvin Klein men’s and women’s apparel, jeans, performance, underwear, and accessories (not to be confused with the Calvin Klein designer collection by Francisco Costa, which is shown during NYFW)
THE DEETS: This multi-purpose presentation featured CK-clad models lounging amid a jagged, funhouse mirror-esque backdrop alongside still-life displays of jewelry and watches, black, white, and red bags and shoes, and additional racks of monochromatic clothing offset by pops of scarlet. Around the corner: a beauty counter showcasing the new ck one color cosmetics line with a trio of models wearing looks that ranged from subtle daytime maquillage to more dramatic evening glamour (think: lined eyes with a bright red lip).
HIGHLIGHTS: Sleek suiting and rugged outerwear for the guys and sporty-chic minimalism for the gals (l-o-v-e those bronze leather jeans), along with hot boys in tighty whities and some of the coolest cosmetics packaging ever (dig that black and white bullet lipstick case!). Standout accessories included a delicately minimalist bracelet watch on silver or matte black metal wires and a chic red leather doctor’s bag designed to tote all of your essentials – and then some – in style.
Lauren David Peden writes for Rue La La as a Contributing Editor.