Tuesday, 16 June 2009

CFDA Menswear Award goes to...

Calvin Klein A/W 2009 collection as styled by John Tan for Bell Soto via The Fashionisto

This piece of news has been slow to make it in to the blogosphere but I stumbled across it over on 10 and thought it best to spread it. Italo Zucchelli, who took over men’s wear design for the Calvin Klein Collection almost seven years ago, is the first designer to win the CFDA menswear category for an inherited label and deservedly so. Zucchelli shared the plaudits with Scott Sternberg of Band of Outsiders and both deserve the applause for creating designs which have made us all salivate over our keyboards. It is Zucchelli's trademark experimentation with textiles and modern take on classic sportswear which are entirely his own and what makes him special in my eyes. The last twelve months have seen the Italian born designer make huge strides forward with the American brand. For Spring/Summer he shocked with eye hurting fluorescent and for Autumn/Winter he bonded foam to fabric, whilst reinventing the puffer with flat surfaces (as captured in the marvellous Bell Soto editorial above).

1 comment:

Cillian said...

I really feel tied-wins are a bit of a sham. Zucchelli deserved a full win, if only for those ingenious flat-puffa jackets.

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