How Italo Zucchelli Is Reimagining Denim during Calvin Klein Collection

August 21, 2015 - fall Denim



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Though most of conform lives by a “fake it compartment we make it” motto, Italo Zucchelli is doing only a conflicting during Calvin Klein Collection. He done it—it being covetable jeans in a oppulance menswear market—and now he’s faking it with a trompe l’oeil denim pieces presented in Milan during his Spring 2016 show. Crafted from Italian jacquard, a pieces review denim to a eye though feel surprisingly soothing to a touch.

Sultry, steamy, and loyal blue is a picture that Calvin Klein Jeans has always presented to a world. There was Brooke Shields in 1980, legs akimbo in high-rise boot-cuts, Kate Moss coiled around Marky Mark in ample blue jeans in a early nineties, and, some-more recently, Lara Stone in sticking skinnies, her palm resolutely retaining Justin Bieber’s waistline. Zucchelli’s jacquard jeans are something different, though those informed with his designs competence not have been as astounded as a rest of a universe to see something other than classical medium-wash denim entrance down a runway Calvin built. In his reign during a brand, Zucchelli has subverted a iconography of denim many times: Spring 2009 introduced a zip-front denim convenience suit, Spring 2012 presented waxed denim tees and jeans, and Spring 2013 saw models holding turns in head-to-toe denim-on-denim-on-denim looks. “I like to revisit iconic pieces or concepts and give them a complicated spin,” Zucchelli tells Vogue.com. (Faustine Steinmetz, an up-and-coming London-based women’s designer, is doing something similar: blending denim with other materials, like nap and paint, to emanate pieces that fuzz a line between “real” jeans and suave reimaginings.)


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“Using a placed jacquard meant that a fabric was engineered differently for any character that was made. The woven outcome of a vanishing had to be implemented in really specific areas on any piece, so it was utterly a severe process,” Zucchelli says. Perfecting a shade of blue, as well, supposing a possess set of difficulties. Still, he argues, it was value doing: “It reinforces what a code stands for: modernity, iconic ‘Americanness,’ and sex appeal.” Those penetrating to get their hands on a “jeans” will have to wait until early 2016 when they arrive in stores; a pants will go for $825 and a jackets and sweatshirts, $995.

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