Exploring AmericaCALVIN KLEIN SS18

The SS18 CALVIN KLEIN collection by Raf Simons takes inspiration from cinema, the dream-factory of Hollywood and its depictions of both an American nightmare, and the all-powerful American dream. The quintessence of Calvin Klein’s identity reflects one facet of that always-inspiring American Dream. It’s in the American exploration that Raf Simons found Andy Warhol: thanks to a unique collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, this collection incorporates a selection of Warhol artworks as screen prints. Dominant colors are safety orange, yellow, black, overwhelmingly red matched with nylon, rubber and fringed dresses. The cultural iconography of Americana stands out and constantly inspires Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein.