Brand in the Spotlight – Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein embraces individuality, sensuality and bravery in their style. 50 years of success has shown the brand’s understated glamour to drive fashion forward. Calvin Klein are brand new to B Sunglasses, and we can hardly contain our excitement in welcoming their style this autumn.

Calvin Klein’s name synonymous with minimalist design and sleek style. Born in 1942, in the Bronx, New York, Klein began his journey into the fashion industry early. As a teenager, his passions for fashion and sketching were strong, focussing on women in suits and dresses. He graduated from the High School of Art and Design and went on to study apparel design at Manhattan’s Fashion Institute of Technology. In 1968, Klein got financial backing and sought to launch his own clothing company, beginning with a handful of coats and dresses. The modern and unpretentious style of New York’s youth was his inspiration. Impressively, within only weeks, the Chic department stored purchased a large number of items, even displaying them in their windows.

Keyhole Aviator Sunglasses in Medium Horn by Calvin Klein.
Keyhole Aviator Sunglasses in Medium Horn by Calvin Klein.

These keyhole design sunglasses take a modern approach to the classic aviator. The colour scheme is remarkably simple but striking when placed with the unique frame design.

Klein went on to create sportswear and his name was being discussed everywhere, as word spread about his creativity. From there, the jeans market, and the underwear market began to be dominated by his eponymous brand. Klein’s name has been a hot topic for years, and not always for his design but also for his often controversial statements and marketing techniques. One thing is always for sure, everyone waits eagerly to see his latest releases and ad campaigns. Klein has received many awards and his minimalist design has become iconic and has left a legacy in the high fashion and popular culture. Time magazine even named Klein one of the 25 most influential Americans in 1996 and this resonates strongly today. Who hasn’t admired Justin Bieber in his pair of Calvin Klein’s?

Metal Round Sunglasses in Rose Gold Mirror by Calvin Klein.
Metal Round Sunglasses in Rose Gold Mirror by Calvin Klein.

Pink mirror lenses are eye-catching and these sunglasses strive this striking look forward with large round frames. It’s impossible to go unnoticed in these irresistible rose gold sunglasses.

Raf Simons, creative director, had tongues wagging again after debuting an astonishing show at New York Fashion week debuting for Spring 2018. Simon’s vision was “Sweet Dreams”, inspired by the Hollywood horror genre and paying tribute to the classics such as the Shining and the modern series Stranger Things. Traditional all-American youthful style, like diner uniforms, were juxtaposed with horror twists like knife prints. Key inspiration was taken from the art of Andy Warhol and the show was set strikingly under a ceiling strewn with sterling ruby. Debuting for Klein, 16-year-old daughter of Cindy Crawfird, Kaia Gerber walk in one of the diner-inspired opening looks. As for the audience, of course Klein’s show was spilling over with stars as it is every season. Lupita Nyong’o, Mahershala Ali, Brooke Shields and Millie Bobby Brown as well as Jake Gyllenhaal were just a few of the icons supporting Klein’s new collection.

Flat Top Double Bridge Sunglasses in Black by Calvin Klein.
Flat Top Double Bridge Sunglasses in Black by Calvin Klein.

The flat top sunglasses by Klein are urban and modern. The exaggerated browline is bold and complimented by the striking shiny black frames and metal arms.

Modern simplicity and clean design features in Klein’s eyewear collections. The new arrivals to our site pay tribute to his legacy of fresh creativity.

Which pair’s catching your eye? Let us know in the comments below and hurry to our site now ensuring you’re the first to grab a Calvin Klein deal.