How would you like to purchase your look for the year 2100 today? Francisco Costa celebrated his tenth anniversary at Calvin Klein by taking a leap forward in time. Yet another collection taking after the heart of an artist, the Calvin Klein Spring 2014 RTW Collection is an inspiration drawn from Pablo Picasso, Jean-Michel Basquiat, and Gordon Matta-Clark. “Maybe it’s slightly out of the box for us,” Costa said. “I think we took a chance.” A chance that turned out to be quite fascinating I might add. The unique vibe of the collection is addictive, and no matter how much of the concept you see, you want to see more. The design of the collection is complex with difficult cuts, exposed folds, and fabulous draping.
The collection holds several fantastic details that beg for a close inspection on demand. The collection paid a beautiful tribute to the 1920’s flapper with a modern twist. The futuristic elements to the retro designs in the collection were imaginative and appealing. Not quite deconstruction, the collection at times seems to be more like pieces of a puzzle that are to be sewn together. The wonderful use of tweed and string is respectable and creative. The collection also held a few hints of new trends such as color blocking. The Calvin Klein Spring 2014 RTW Collection has set the bar for futuristic design with garments that are desirable to wear in 2014.