Calvin Klein founded his namesake brand in 1968 with a nostalgic, all-American aesthetic. His ready-to-wear, sportswear and lingerie embraced refined casual, and is now synonmous with the minimal 90's aestheitc. In the brand’s current era, Belgian designer Raf Simons, who was part of the distinctive “Antwerp Six” and formerly artistic lead at Christian Dior and Jil Sander, became the brand’s creative director.
Simons has updated the classic DNA of the brand with a provocative and modern spirit. He utilizes artful influences to reimagine subtle, minimalistic designs. By uniting the different styles, he hopes to represent the beauty and emotional state of America.