Breaking news: Raf Simons joins Calvin Klein

Breaking news: Raf Simons joins Calvin Klein

New global creative strategy

Text: Faizal Dahlawia

After months of speculation, Calvin Klein finally has a new creative chief. Buro 24/7 Middle East has the details...

It's confirmed! Calvin Klein has appointed Raf Simons as its Chief Creative Officer, taking over from Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli who left the fashion house in April. The former creative head of Dior will now lead Calvin Klein's future fashion direction, taking the reins of all its divisions from Calvin Klein Collection, Calvin Klein Platinum, Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Home. Simons will debut his first collections for in Fall 2017.

"The arrival of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein," said Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. "Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf's exceptional contributions have shaped and modernised fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand."

To look at the fashion house's latest collection, browse through its Fall/Winter '16 collection from New York Fashion Week. 

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