About the designer
Calvin Klein founded his namesake label in 1968 in collaboration with his business partner and childhood friend Barry Schwartz. The New York City-based label proved to be an instant success, with its progressive silhouettes featured on the cover of Vogue only one year in. Characterised by clean yet seductive and at times even provocative designs, Calvin Klein knew how to stand out in a crowd. As a new chapter in the iconic Calvin Klein saga, Calvin Klein Collection grew into Calvin Klein 205W39NYC under the direction of creative mastermind Raf Simons. The Belgian designer, known for his namesake label and his work at Jil Sander and Dior, revamped the luxurious ready-to-wear line with his signature subculture aesthetic. While still rooted in traditional tailoring, simple and relaxed garments spearhead the collections.