Monday 9th April

| BY Roxy Lola

Raf Simons’ First Eyewear Collection For Calvin Klein Is Here


And on the ninth day of April in 2018, we were blessed with being able to see the world through Raf Simons’ Calvin Klein. This is his vision, shaped and moulded, ready to take us even further into Raf’s new Americana. Officially launching optical glasses for Calvin Klein and the next collection of sunglasses, Raf has been hard at work, creating collections to fall under Calvin Klein 205W39NYC, Calvin Klein and Calvin Klein Jeans. The glasses are giving us ophthalmic vibes, a nerdy shield. So Calvin Klein right now. High intensity titanium, carved crystal acetate and windowed bridges, goggle-like, all happening here. Flashbacks of Video Killed The Radio Star, The Buggles. Yes, we can see these fitting right into all those crazy ‘80s music videos. Which is exactly what we’re channelling right now. Raf always knows. It’s a continuation of the Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Autumn/ Winter 2018 collection and Raf’s recent campaigns for the brand, that barn still looming in the background. The shades, like protective goggles, are ready for the aliens that we have decided are landing in the barn. All of that “different dreaming” Raf spoke about at the show, his new Americana and it’s dark side- space racing. Eerily good. We will be collecting all the styles, obvs, especially those opticals, transforming into the new Calvin Klein crew. Just gotta find that barn.

Photographs by Willy Vanderperre


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