There was little room for subtlety in the new Calvin Klein fall 2013 collection inspired by the Russian film,“Ivan’s Childhood,” released in 1962. This helps explain the severity which can be instantly perceived with a single glance at the newest offerings. The inspiration from the movie also helps explain the multitude of coat styles we’ve come to see on the runway. In this sense, the newest Calvin Klein fall 2013 collection falls right in line with the offerings we’ve seen at this New York Fashion Week 2013 edition.
Though lady-like elegance was definitely well reflected, the preference for masculine vibes was the element which brought the most contrast to the looks. The focus on perfectly defined proportions, emphasis on certain structure and the focus on versatility were clearly visible from beginning to end. Though masculine touches prevailed with a fairly easily distinguishable military touch, there were some interesting alternatives for those who appreciate feminine looks without too many frills and cliches.
There were other touches which made the Calvin Klein fall 2013 collection surprisingly congruent with the rest of the looks we’ve spotted at this New York Fashion Week. Leather and fur will still prove an important influence in the new seasons. From leather jackets to accents which bring a fab textural contrast, the new options prove an interesting blend between dramatic and classic. There are little surprises from a chromatic standpoint in the sense that the new options are clearly directed towards the dark neutral palette with a few accent tones used for extra contrast.
Accessories-wise there are a few details that instantly stand out in the newest Calvin Klein fall 2013 line. Belts are used not only for structure but also for a strong accent which makes the new options stand out from the crowd. The footwear alternatives are kept in the versatile range with black being seen as the perfect way of making a strong statement without compromising functionality.
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