Fashion designer Raf Simons presented Calvin Klein 205W39NYC‘s Spring Summer 2019 Collection, inspired by movies JAWS (1975) and The Graduate (1967), on September 11th, during the ongoing New York Fashion Week. The collection was influenced by the ideas of the predator, rebellion, and the tension between different worlds and different environments.
“The landscape of America – literal and psychological – inspires CALVIN KLEIN. A journey through America leads, inevitably, to the edge of the landscape: the beach. At the beach there is this incredible idea of beauty, but also a tension – between land and ocean, a feeling of two worlds meeting, maybe colliding. There’s a sense of the unexpected – and always, a temptation. For me, JAWS perfectly exemplifies these notions.
I’ve always been fascinated by the dress codes of different generations – of mothers and daughters, fathers and sons; how the changes between different generations of families reflect the changes of American society. I love the movie The Graduate and the different family dynamics at play. Like the film, this collection explores taboos and temptations, shifts in culture and community, but ultimately, the overarching theme is love.” – Raf Simons
Images courtesy of CALVIN KLEIN || photographed by Giovanni Giannoni