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First Look at Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Pre-Fall 2018

This season sees Calvin Klein collaborating once more with two amazing partners: The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts and Pendleton Woolen Mills.
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A label everyone is watching closely since the inception of Raf Simons as the chief creative officer, Calvin Klein 205W39NYC has just unveiled its Pre-Fall 2018 collection.

The main line under the Calvin Klein family and the brainchild of Raf Simons, the 205W39NYC collection, is one that continuously showcases Raf's vision and aesthetics of the "New Americana."

For this season, Raf has, once again, engaged two organisations to further realise his vision: The Andy Warhol Foundation for
the Visual Arts and Pendleton Woolen Mills.

Part of Calvin Klein's ongoing collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for
the Visual Arts, this collection features a series of printed styles that revives many of Andy Warhol masterpieces.

Among them are the vivid iconic Warhol florals and images of the American flag lensed in stark black and white against open skies, all of which are incorporated into the men's and women's collection.

From men's tank tops and denim in the American flag print to the black-and-white floral print on bags and boots, the marriage between Warhol and Calvin Klein is one we are most excited for every season.

(See the collection's lookbook in gallery below)

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Andy Warhol aside, this Pre-Fall 2018 also witnessed the birth of another ongoing partnership between Calvin Klein and American heritage brand Pendleton Woolen Mills.

First worked into a series of saddle blankets, the craftsmanship of Pendleton Woolen Mills has now been translated into ready-to-wear in forms of outerwear and bags for both men's and women's.

Applauded as the one representing the mythology of American cowboys, Native Americans, settlers, coeds, skaters and The Beach Boys alike, the masterpieces born between the two marks the perfect ideology of "New Americana".

(See the collection's lookbook in gallery below)

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Since his appointment in 2016, Raf continues to challenge conventional mindsets of fashion – a visionary that is not afraid to marry provocative creativity (from the likes of Warhol) with American tradition and heritage (that of Pendleton and the house of Calvin Klein itself); all whilst breaking every rule in the fashion game.

And who better to bring life to the collection than Raf's longtime collaborators: Belgian stylist Olivier Rizzo and photographer Willy Vanderperre who shot the collection in a barn-like setting that continues the story from its Spring/Summer 2018 campaign.

All in all, the key message is simple – to bring light to the world of the American spirit!

The Calvin Klein 205W39NYC Pre-Fall 2018 collection will be arriving in select Calvin Klein stores worldwide in the coming weeks.

Visit www.calvinklein.com for more.

Images by Willy Vanderperre for Calvin Klein 205W39NYC.

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