The first half of Italo Zucchelli's Calvin Klein A/W12 show seemed obsessed with sweatshirts. Felt fabrics were mixed with alligator leather to create what actually felt like a new kind of garment. There were several versions, some of them with hoods, perfectly fusing CK's love of sporty comfort with luxurious fabrics. Even a shearling hoodie joined the party. Other than that it was a parade of jackets and coats; nylon-padded bombers, capes, macs, net encapsulated parkas... all of them swearing by the Calvin Klein code of honour: comfort, elegance, minimalism and luxury. Upping the game, Zucchelli also sent alligator trousers down the catwalk but regained his street cred by showing multicoloured tweed suits in what looked like a mini paint splatter pattern.
Dazed Digital: What was the starting point for you this season?
Italo Zucchelli: It was inspred by the city, it's an urban collection, but with classic elements such as tweed and camel tones.
DD: How was that visible on the catwalk?
Italo Zucchelli: Through volume and the prints. We used multi-coloured tweed which gave it a sporty feel.
DD: Is there a piece that sums of the show for you?
Italo Zucchelli: The parka coat and the sporty shearling blouson!
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