This is the New Americana, already been introduced through AW18. and now officially inducted, up and running for Pre-Fall 2018. Raf Simons is their fearless leader, and their uniform is Calvin Klein. Obviously. Pre-Fall is a refined version of what we know and love from Raf. Shot by Willy Vanderperre our girl Julia Nobis fronts the campaign with Mica Argañaraz, the CK dream women. This season they wear red hot puffer jackets with slinky pink slip dresses that also come in a dark leather, laced trimming still there. One never has to choose between lace and leather again. Pleated plaid fans out with each twirl, socks stripe up the side streamlining up the leg and raglan sleeves toughen up coats. Boys wear plaid jackets and metallic silver boots to stomp the yard outside the barn in. Yes, the gang is still at the barn. It’s their base, the place where it all happens in the CK world. Raf’s collaboration with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts is still going strong, printed styles of flowers to the American flag turned black and white. Much better. The Calvin Klein girls and boys are bad, but they dress so well.
by Roxy Lola