Love love love my new book on Minimalism and Fashion: Reduction in the Postmodern Era. In his foreword Francisco Costa, now designer for Calvin Klein, tells us about how his journey as a designer was more about editing and restraint. After holding positions at Oscar de la Renta, Balmain, and Gucci, he went to lessons in reduction and learned to strip an idea down to its very essence and then have the discipline to look for more refine. He was being “Calvin-ized.”
Minimalistic, architectural fashion is actual. Phoebe Philo for Celine, Alexander Wang for Balenciaga and Fransico Costa for Calvin Klein are just a few examples. I guess we are heading to a future that is more about form and outlins then frills and overdo.