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2009 March 26

Winning Streak

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More looks from Calvin Klein Fall 2009 More looks from Calvin Klein Fall 2009
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(NEW YORK) Kevin Carrigan has never looked better, and the same can be said of his most recent creations for Calvin Klein. This morning, the designer was on hand at CK HQ to unveil his latest offering of sportswear, outerwear, activewear, and denim for the house.

The message for Fall focuses on a sophisticated notion of sexiness--that is, of course, appropriately disguised for day underneath a wardrobe of modern seperates. The story begins with sheer hoisery, which is positioned an alternative to the ubiquitous opaque styles worn religiously in recent seasons. They are updated with a garter belt and paired with all-lace styles that blend French Leavers lace with fine mesh and microfiber.

The sportswear is equally focused, built around updated seperates like wider-leg trousers and a puffer jacket with long knit sleeves. The palette is tonal, with shades of grey and black earning some brightness with a splash of crimson, as seen in a sharp overcoat and floor-grazing gown with a pleated bodice and ruffled sleeves. Key pieces include a supremely cool high-waisted pencil skirt in black leather, offering a more modern take on the leather tights and trousers that abounded on Fall runways. Jewel-toned accent pieces, including a fuschia V-neck blouse and sapphire silk evening dresses, round out the looks.

On the accessory front, slouchy hobos (for day) and embossed clutches (for night) are paired with suede and lizard round-toe pumps with just a hint of platform. Outwear pieces benefit from grey suede gloves and chunky knit scarves. Luggage remains firmly grounded in classics, with an updated palette of pomegranate, slate, midnight and tangerine. All in all, there's a lot to love--and at these price points, plenty of reasons to shop.
ASHLEY BAKER




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