Saturday, 7 July 2007
Now that I have published some of my favorite SS08 collections it’s time for something contrasting. Along Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein is one of the biggest brands in fashion but also one of the most overrated. Just ask yourself the last time you bought went into a Calvin Klein store and bought something, or the last time you even found something from Calvin Klein that you wanted but couldn’t afford(not counting underwear or fragrances).
The most likely answer to the question above is NO! At the age of 14 I was stupid enough to choose a Calvin Klein bottle amongst many fine scents in a fragrance store. What I didn’t know is that the fragrance would turn out to be one of my first buys ever. It was a big black bottle priced at 50 euro. The problem with the fragrance was that the scent didn’t stick my skin or even my clothes for very long. After one or two hours after application I could barely smell the scent at all. It was as if I had bought a cheap alcohol based replica at a market, which it couldn’t have been since I bought it from a very established chain store. Nonetheless the fragrance left a sour Calvin Klein experience in my mouth.
With their SS08 CK isn’t exactly trying to make it up to me by offering desirable pieces. As you can see the collection is extremely plain and bare. Nothing but simple suits, weird looking jacket and boring looking models. The collection brings nothing new to the table and the brand is as passé as Vanilla Ice.
There is nice pair of chinos.
Grade: 2/5 Like Simon Cowell would have said “absolutely horrifying, ”