08 Sep American Dreams and Horrors: Calvin Klein
“American horror, American dreams,” Raf Simons defined his second collection for Calvin Klein, “where light is as darkness.”
Designer showed the ease of the collection using a little American classic pin up of the 1950s. It was based on waterproof nylon material, which are mostly used for tents.
Raf Simons was inspired with the canvases of Andy Warhol, Dennis Hopper’s film “Easy Rider” and a portrait of Sandra Brandt, created in 1971.
The collection mixed horror films (classic thriller “Carrie“) and teens from school discos, cheerleading girls and modern cowboys.
Raf Simons said that he was attracted to television series, and particular sympathy and devotion he had to the “Game of Thrones“.
The designer believes that nowadays the media have more freedom than ever. He also regrets that there is a lack of expression in the fashion industry.
“Fashion,” he said, “has exceeded the expectations of the audience far too much.”
By the way, Sterling Ruby helped to work on the show. The artist was inspired with the film “Here’s Johnny” and hung the metallic silver and purple designs.