Titled the Morning After, Francisco Costa created a collection for spring that embodies ease and an undone pursuit of expression. Since taking the helm at Calvin Klein in 2003, Costa has cultivated a culture that is deep-rooted in the idea that less is more. However, the designer has also made sure to do so in a way that has kept the label modern and relevant.
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Enter the updated version of the traditional slip dress and the other silk, loose-fitting confections that roamed the runway in New York last week. Being grounded by a neutral color palette, the show started with monochrome and beige, transitioned into a playful floral palette, and then circled back to black and white. The standout pieces included flowing trenches and trousers, cape-like blazers and tops that boasted peek-a-boo slits in the sleeves, and a full floral look that would normally lend to a more garish approach, but managed to still look effortless when paired with sneakers and subtle styling.
With this spring collection, Costa is making the statement that he knows just how to stick with the tradition of the label, yet still move it forward, and that is as beautiful as the carefully curated collection that he created.