Calvin Klein Resort 2012 Preview
If you’re the lucky sort, this time of year is about finding the perfect sunny bikini or scanning through book lists for the ideal beach read. However you cast it, the resort collections always have more than a bit of aspiration and that includes temperate weather, ocean breezes and lazy days.
Well, if that’s your case, then you’ll need a wardrobe to match and Calvin Klein’s Francisco Costa offered up a refreshing palette of neutrals for the season. Cut in languid swaths of flowy chiffons, the looks wasn’t your usual tropical island fare. Rather the silhouette was drawn out and refined. There was an emphasis on a clean line, as is the house signature, and shoulders were a focal point – usually bared via a halter neckline with lovely reflective trimming of metallic. Costa was also generous with fabric and a white suit styled with nothing underneath had a roomy easy befitting for southern climes.
Other pieces, such as a deep blue three-quarter sleeved gown could do well in several seasons. With inverted pleats, the longish skirt moved well with the model’s stride down the runway. The coordinating sandals were very wearable, padded with rubber soles and with straps holding them in place. That same comfy feel was woven through the collection. Costa said the collection was an extension of t-shirt dressing, updated of course and in richer fabrics such as silk and crepe de chine.
All images: Dan Lecca, courtesy of Calvin Klein
By: Bee-Shyuan Chang