We've always found black, white and grey to be effortlessly sophisticated and very New York (in a good way). That said, Francisco Costa's Fall 2011 collection for Calvin Klein Collection was a home run. Bypassing prints or patterns, Costa used volume and texture to breath life into the pieces, maintaining the elegant simplicity of pre-fall. Tent-like coats were done in alpaca and cashmere jacquard, shirt dresses featured double layers, and wheat-toned wool fleece coats boasted cropped, yet roomy sleeves. Wool and shearling coats zipped to the neck could have easily passed for cozy dresses. Unlike many of the loose and relaxed pants seen all over the runways this season, Costa presented cigarette silhouettes in silk twill, leather and metallic wool. The skinny leg was a key pairing with the chunky, calf hair shoes and sandals shown with all the looks. Highlights from the catwalk included a metallic silk velvet shift dress, an ivory embroidered shift dress in alpaca and silk and British beauty Jourdan Dunn, who is as flawless in person as she is in pictures.
Unlike many of the loose and relaxed pants seen all over the runways this season, Costa presented cigarette silhouettes in silk twill, leather and metallic wool.