Raf Simons made his debut at Calvin Klein during NYWFW. I can honestly say I had no clue what was going on concerning the collection. An iconic American brand in need of restart Mr. Simons with his pedigree was suppose to give a boast to the label, make it Chic Again.
Simons first collection is a bit of everything looking for direction. CK has been a brand known for minimalism, sexuality, and denim.
His interpretation of denim is to make it like a rigid Catholic School uniform. The Minimalistic looks were like crayons out of a box, a bit of a mess. The Sexy looks were more vulgar with the Nude Sheer Shirts for men.
I have high hopes for the designer even if this collection was a bit of a misfire feeling like a vintage reworking. Raf’s work at Jil Sander and his own label were the stuff of legends.