With an almost completely stark white color palette that eventually delved into champagne, beige, and silver, Francisco Costa’s Calvin Klein collection let the shape of his garments do the talking this season. Shoulders harked back to a ‘80s padded aesthetic, and while some dresses were boxy, others looked as if they were simply draped sheets –- a pure ode to minimalism! Still, we felt the pieces were innovative and most definitely a work of modern art. It was refreshing to see a designer play with new proportions, instead of recycling old one, any easy move to do, considering the archive trove at Calvin Klein. We were most intrigued by a white cocktail dress whose straps looked they were carefully twisted into a 3-D triangle on one side, and a cube on the other.
September 24, 2008