Raf Simons Is Set To Debut Unseen Warhol Works at Calvin Klein

Raf Simons Is Set To Debut Unseen Warhol Works at Calvin Klein

The classic Americana label continues its transformation.

The classic Americana label continues its transformation.

Text: Danielle Combs

Since Raf Simons claimed the helm at Calvin Klein last year, the Americana label has undergone a swift change as the designer infuses his design concepts with a darker and more twisted approach. For his SS18 collection, the designer sought to collaborate with the Andy Warhol Foundation and masterfully referenced Friday the 13th with a Sterling Ruby-designed set that came equipped with axes dangling from the rafters. Now, news has spread that the classic brand will be continuing its collaboration with the iconic artist’s Foundation until 2020.

After featuring Warhol’s artwork in his debut campaign, one might assume that Simons would be leaning towards featuring the artist’s famous renditions of the Campbell’s Soup or Marilyn Monroe paintings. But rather, the designer has stuck true to his original vision of brand by opting for darker pieces. “He captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides. Warhol’s art tells more truths about his country than you can find almost anywhere else,” the designer said in a statement. The collaboration, which is expected to drop in coordination with the FW18 collection next February, is their biggest partnership yet and will reveal previously unseen works from the artist. In other words, it's a major coop for the brand—and us.

Take a look back at Simons's landmark SS18 show below.

CALVIN KLEIN SS18
Credits: Photos via Vogue Runway

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