Fashion Meets Art: A Calvin Klein and Andy Warhol Collaboration

Calvin Klein x Andy Warhol

I hope you liked Calvin Klein’s collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation. Because, with a licence agreement until 2020 we’ll be seeing a lot more! In a world where direction isn’t always known, questions are asked of where fashion will take its next step. Raf Simons created the next movement for his new home by teaming fashion up with art. Art and fashion hand in hand, is a way to invigorate the world of fashion. How? By creating access to often priceless artworks..

Raf Simons made his mark in his first Calvin Klein campaign with a nod to Andy Warhol.  Models in the campaign were photographed wearing classic Calvin Klein pieces, whilst staring at numerous American artists, including Warhol. Simons’ second collection at CK then went into more inspired Warhol garments.  Including the artist’s prints on skirts, dresses and denim. In the next step, Simons is about to play tribute once again to the well-established artist.

Last week Simons announced the partnership between Calvin Klein and The Andy Warhol Foundation fry way of a licence agreement. This gives Calvin Klein access to all of Warhol’s work, many of which have not been published yet. Simons is creating history at Calvin Klein. He hopes to create a collection of pieces that are as anticipated as the brand was in it’s heyday of the ’90s. The Andy Warhol Foundation has previously teamed with other brands such as Comme des Garcons and Dior, although this should be their biggest and most exciting collaboration yet.

Raf Simons commented on the movement:

“I’ve come to realize that Warhol’s genius goes much deeper than cheerful Campbell’s Soup paintings He captured all sides of the American experience, including sometimes its darker sides. Warhol’s art tells more truths about his country than you can find almost anywhere else.”

Simons is known for teaming art with fashion and it is a step in the right direction. His work is inspiring and is keeping the fashion world alive. Everyone waits for his next advances to see what unimaginable step he will take next. While fashion fans are rousing, Simons is only just getting inspired.

Post Author: Shauna Hill

Shauna Hill
I'm an aspiring fashion writer, currently studying Journalism in Leeds...

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