When Women's Wear Daily asked Calvin Klein Creative Director Kevin Carrigan why he chose to put the spring 2014 presentation models in front of a chainlink fence that wound around the room like a dizzying maze, he said he wanted to evoke an "urban feeling" he'd experienced during his first trip to New York City.
"I always remember the basketball court on Houston and Sixth, that urban feel," he said. "The kids on the inside and the outside."
But the collection, which consists of basic denim-on-denim, zip-up bomber jackets and dress shirts, calls into question whether Carrigan has spent any time in the streets at all. Seems like the man in charge of ck Calvin Klein and White Label came up with hyper-minimalist designs and decided to slap a concrete jungle label on for the hell of it.
His take on urban appeal seems to be that the kids wanna wear Teva-esque sandals, linen slacks, briefcase clutches and all-blue fits. And that tired-ass sheer maxi skirt overlay?! Come on, dude!
Take a look at the collection above, and weigh in: were the pieces shown at the spring 2014 presentation dope or meh?