We're Already Picturing Lupita Nyong'o in Calvin Klein's Fall 2014 Collection
Clearly, the snowfall outside Calvin Klein Collection's Fall 2014 show was not only on show-goers minds. Francisco Costa had chilly temperatures at the forefront of his too while designing the label's cosy collection. But before we could get to the plush mohair looks, our thoughts temporarily drifted to a warmer climate with Lupita Nyong'o seated front and center between Naomi Watts and Anna Wintour. We were suddenly transported to Hollywood with the hope that the 12 Years a Slave nominee would walk the Oscars red carpet in one of Costa's modern gowns.
But we were quickly brought back to the season at hand, because like the city these designs were firmly planted in the cold weather months. "The basis of my fall collection surrounded knitwear, which translated into a warm, textural cosiness," Costa described. "It had an overall sense of ease, but with an urban element woven throughout."
To that point, snow white and black textured mohair shifts, skirts, and coats were surprisingly relaxed (were those oversized safety pins keeping those jackets fastened?), while staying true to the label's DNA with the sort of sleek structure we expect. Calvin Klein's take on the sweater dress was a pared-down riff on the motif: chunky striped turtlenecks and pleated black numbers flowed and gave the minimalist a snuggly layering option. And those lace up leather boots would make navigating any terrain as smooth as a walk down the red carpet.