CALVIN KLEIN COLLECTION AUTUMN/WINTER 2015-16 READY-TO-WEAR NEW YORK
As the New York collections come to a close, with Calvin Klein the penultimate show on the schedule, trends are emerging and two of them, could be ticked off here: ponyskin and Lurex.
Francisco Costa opened his show this afternoon with a glossy black calf hair coat, which was unmistakably Sixties, an era further reiterated by the thigh high spray on leather boots (well, one assumes they were thigh high, they crept up way past mini hemlines), while Lurex – they termed it ‘metallic cashmere’ – arrived in the shape of ribbed mini sweater dresses with zipped necklines in prettiest glittering putty. More Sixties style followed, from apricot sleeveless shifts in horizontal patchworked shaved shearling and suede, to glossy wet look pea coats with exaggerated buttons, and ivory chenille coats with wide lapels and frayed hemlines. There was everything to like about this collection, it felt sexier, and edgier than we’ve previously seen from Costa. Factory Girl, Sienna Miller, who sat front row, would look pretty great in any of it – especially the keyhole tunic with cropped flares.