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Calvin Klein AW14

Calvin Klein AW14

Re-inventing knitwear with a multitude of layers, perspex-link chains and stomping lace-up boots

Initial Reaction:

Knitwear overload – Francisco Costa’s AW14 collection offered knitwear aplenty, in a multitude of textures, colours and wools. From hand-stitched contrasting panels to oversized knitted jumpers teamed with loose-fitting knitted culottes, the conventional norms of knitwear were explored in an experimental manner.

Layer upon layers:

Thickly woven knitted panels were juxtaposed with sheer under-layers, long jumpers with exaggerated necklines were layered over mid-length knitted skirts and mohair outerwear was worn over white rib-knit lengths.

Stand out look:

A two-tone fiery peach mohair coat, with wide lapels and a subtle stripe. Sitting just above the ankle boot, the coat had rough frayed edges and was fastened with pins.

Unexpected details:

Oversized safety pin fastenings on peach and moss coloured mohair and clear perspex-link chains worn both around the waist and neck. 

How they wore it: 

With attitude. They may have been wearing feminine shapes and silhouettes, but the models stomped down the runway in heavy lace-up boots, giving the collection an androgynous edge.

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