Knitwear and casual silhouettes have come to dominate New York Fashion Week for Fall/Winter 2014, and our future selves are already grateful. Winter Storm Pax has taught us a lot about the difficulties of navigating the streets fashionably, and Calvin Klein is here to assure us that not only can we dress for arctic weather in style, but we can accomplish it in cozy, lovable textures too.
Knitwear and casual silhouettes have come to dominate New York Fashion Week for FW14.
Calvin Klein designer Francisco Costa confessed that nearly 85 percent of his presentation was devoted to knitwear, but he spun his mohair and cashmere looks into plush, pulchritudinous wonders that rivaled anything we’d seen at Fashion Week so far. Even the shaggiest, most alluring textures in the bunch clung beautifully to the lines of the body, imparted by smart tailoring that refused to allow the silhouette to be swallowed by so much supple fabric. Chic double-breasted coats, nubby sweaters, midi-length skirts, and angelic outerwear were all sure-fire winners for the forthcoming season. What was especially nice here, beyond all of the dreamy softness of his plush knits, was Costa’s easeful mood. He’s usually a strictly neutral, minimalist designer, but this season he embraced more color and embellishment than usual. Could it be that he has found the formula for the perfect fall/winter collection?
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