For S/S'16, the American designer looked back to the sexy slip dresses of it's '90s heyday - to stunning effect
It was a case of slipping on something more comfortable yesterday afternoon at Calvin Klein's S/S '16 runway show, as models sashayed down the runway in silky longline dresses with sexy splits, flowing calf-grazing jackets and relaxed hip-hugging trousers. Even though the label has always been known for its minimalist aesthetic, womenswear creative director Francisco Costa played with tradition by keeping silhouettes sleek, but adding interesting details like loose straps which dangled over models' arms and shoulders, raw hems and peek-a-boo flashes of skin.
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There was a sense of fluidity to the collection as whole, aided by an almost origami-like deconstruction of the tailored pants, tops and jackets. A palette of white, bone and black was broken up by silky florals in shades of navy, dove grey and violet, keeping the mood sophisticated. While there were flashes of sequined evening gowns towards the end, the show finished off with a series of clean-cut white dresses offset by delicate gold-chained body jewellery. There was scarcely a heel in sight, and despite the '90s slip dress undertones, this was a collection for a thoroughly modern and grown-up woman.