Americana rules, okay?

fashion October 17, 2018 01:00


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CK Calvin Klein pairs smart with strictly casual in the new collection for autumn

CK Calvin Klein looks closely at the American dream with its new autumn 2018 collection, tracing man’s co-existence with the digitally dominant world, in which identity is no longer singular.

Guest celebrities crowded into the CK store at the EmQuartier all dressed up in the new collection, which mixes youth, Americana, varsity college aesthetics, corporate and working-class culture. 

For the ladies, sharp, formal suits and classic wool coats sit with art-inspired pieces; silhouettes are rife with symbols of a refined Americana – white based florals, the Western shirt, a floral-check mix, rodeo soutache embroidery, and fringes. Fresh pops of colour, alongside an extra touch of glamour achieved through a vinyl sheen, present a selection of statement outerwear.

This season, Americana’s influence is equally potent for menswear, with the youth culture of college and 90s club kids, and work uniforms thrown into the mix. Despite their obvious cultural differences, what the man in a cowboy ensemble, army trench coat, and aviator jacket, have in common with the man in a tracksuit, or a bold, striped sweatshirt is an affinity for utility.