Calvin Klein, Inc. announces global partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts

NEW YORK, 2017-Nov-29 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), today (Nov. 28, 2017) announced a multi-year partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

Calvin Klein, Inc.’s financial commitment will support the foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants sustaining the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual art. In turn, Calvin Klein will be granted unprecedented access to the late artist’s works, including many that have not yet been published. The global partnership is effective through 2020 and will extend to licensing projects across various business lines and future activations within the CALVIN KLEIN brand portfolio.

“I am proud that through this licensing agreement with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Calvin Klein will be continuing its longstanding commitment to the celebration of American artists and their prolific work,” said Steve Shiffman, Chief Executive Officer, Calvin Klein, Inc. “I look forward to the global rollout of this partnership across multiple levels of the CALVIN KLEIN consumer experience.”

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

“Warhol’s legacy is not limited to the tremendous influence of his timeless concepts but also through the work of the foundation he established, which has become one of the pre-eminent funders of contemporary art having distributed over $275 million in grants since inception,” said Michael Dayton Hermann, Director of Licensing at theWarhol Foundation. “We are proud that Raf’s visionary work at Calvin Klein will unabashedly embrace all facets of Warhol’s work and generously contribute to the foundation’s endowment.”

The first iteration of the partnership was unveiled in September 2017, with Raf Simons’ Spring 2018 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC runway show. The collection, which is available in stores in January 2018, incorporates a selection of Warhol artworks as placement screen prints. The body of work is intimately connected to the collection’s inspirations of cinema, the dream factory of Hollywood and its depictions of both an American nightmare and the all-powerful American dream. The pieces feature portraits of Warhol intimate and art collector Sandra Brant (1971) and movie star Dennis Hopper (1971), as well as Knives (1981–82), Electric Chair (1964–65), and Ambulance Disaster (1963–64) from Warhol’s Death and Disaster series. The collection also features pieces produced under license and in collaboration with Hopper Goods, a brand inspired by the life and spirit of actor, photographer, and iconoclast Dennis Hopper.

Andy Warhol’s links to fashion dated back to his first years as an artist, when his witty shoe pictures drew eyes to Vogue and Harper’s Bazaar. In the 1970s, the connection became more personal when Warhol befriended a fresh generation of New York designers that of course included Mr. Calvin Klein himself. Klein had set out to capture a new, truly American essence in his creations, and that meshed perfectly with Warhol’s own interests.

Now, 30 years after Warhol’s death, Simons is setting out to renew the relationship between the great American fashion house of CALVIN KLEINand this greatest of American artists. Thanks to The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Simons has been forging what he sees as a deep, thoroughgoing collaboration with the undying genius of Warhol, built on the creative ideals that they share. Like Warhol’s art, Simons’ designs for 2018 and beyond are committed to a fearless embrace of the place and the times that we live in.

About Calvin Klein

CALVIN KLEIN is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. CALVIN KLEIN employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 35,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, TOMMY HILFIGER, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, as well as the digital-centric True & Co. intimates brand, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International Limited.

About The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts, Inc.

As the preeminent American artist of the 20th Century, Andy Warhol challenged the world to see art differently. Since its founding in 1987 in accordance with Andy Warhol’s will, The Andy Warhol Foundation has established itself as among the leading funders of contemporary art in the United States having distributed over $275,000,000 in grants supporting the creation, presentation and documentation of contemporary visual arts, particularly work that is experimental, under-recognized or challenging in nature. The foundation’s ongoing efforts to protect and enhance its founder’s creative legacy ensure that Warhol’s inventive, open-minded spirit will have a profound impact on the visual arts for generations to come. Proceeds the foundation receives from licensing projects such as this contribute to the Foundation’s endowment from which it distributes grants. For more information please visit www.warholfoundation.org.

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Contact:
Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
SVP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

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Director, Corporate Communications
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Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons honoured at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

Calvin Klein Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons honoured at the 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards

 

NEW YORK, 2017-Jun-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc. today (Jun. 6, 2017) announced that Chief Creative Officer Raf Simons was presented with both the Womenswear Designer of the Year and the Menswear Designer of the Year awards at last evening’s 2017 CFDA Fashion Awards, held at The Manhattan Center’s Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City.

Womenswear Designer of the Year and Menswear Designer of the Year awards are given by the Council of Fashion Designers of America to American designers who have made the most outstanding contributions to and have influenced the direction of women’s and men’s ready-to-wear fashion with his or her Spring and Fall 2017 collections.

Mr. Simons attended the event with models and current faces of the brand Lulu and Julia Nobis, who were each wardrobed in looks from Mr. Simons’ Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC collection.

Lulu wore a Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC black “205” turtleneck under a crimson red long sleeve denim shirt and straight leg jean. Lulu also wore CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC black western boots.

Ms. Nobis wore a Fall 2017 CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC navy double-breasted overcoat, white and burgundy sleeveless marching band uniform top and dark green straight leg marching band pant. Ms. Nobis also wore CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC black patent leather high heeled deco pumps.

About Calvin Klein

Calvin Klein is a global lifestyle brand that exemplifies bold, progressive ideals and a seductive, and often minimal, aesthetic. We seek to thrill and inspire our audience while using provocative imagery and striking designs to ignite the senses.

Founded in 1968 by Calvin Klein and his business partner Barry Schwartz, we have built our reputation as a leader in American fashion through our clean aesthetic and innovative designs. Global retail sales of CALVIN KLEIN brand products exceeded $8 billion in 2016 and were distributed in over 110 countries. Calvin Klein employs over 10,000 associates globally. We were acquired by PVH Corp. in 2003.

About PVH Corp.

With a history going back over 135 years, PVH has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries and over $8 billion in annual revenues. We own the iconic CALVIN KLEIN, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD,ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands, and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

Contact:
Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
VP, Corporate Communications
alexandrawagner@ck.com

Amanda Peña
212-292-9223
Director, Corporate Communications
amandapena@ck.com

Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

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Dior pays homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them

Dior pays homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them
Dior pays homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them

 

Paris, 2016-Dec-07 — /EPR Retail News/ — Seven volumes, one for each of the designers of the iconic couture house at 30 avenue Montaigne. To celebrate its 70th anniversary, Dior is paying homage to its seven creative directors with a book dedicated to each of them, compiled in an anthology featuring striking photographs by Laziz Hamani.

Founded in 1947, Dior is celebrating its 70th anniversary with the publication of seven books dedicated to the seven designers who have shaped the history of the couture house: Christian Dior, Yves Saint Laurent, Marc Bohan, Gianfranco Ferré, John Galliano, Raf Simons and Maria Grazia Chiuri. Each tome explores the world and creations of the designers who have marked the storied Maison.

Published in collaboration with Editions Assouline, the series begins with Dior by Christian Dior, evoking the most iconic haute couture designs by the founder of the Maison. The seminal 504-page book is richly illustrated with photographs by Laziz Hamani, resonating elegantly with the text written by fashion historian Olivier Saillard, who proposes an in-depth analysis of Christian Dior’s inspirations, influences and visions, along with warmly recounted details and anecdotes behind each of the 84 pieces selected. They include the now mythic creations designed by the couturier for his first collection, notably the iconic Bar suit.

Dior by Christian Dior will be published in December 2016, followed by the volumes dedicated to the six other emblematic Dior designers in 2017 and 2018.

Contact:

LVMH Moët Hennessy – Louis Vuitton
22, avenue Montaigne, 75008 Paris – France
Tel: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 22
Fax: +33 (0)1 44 13 22 23

Source: LVMH

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PVH Corp. announces the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. brand

PVH Corp. announces the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. brand
PVH Corp. announces the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of Calvin Klein, Inc. brand

 

NEW YORK, 2016-Aug-09 — /EPR Retail News/ — Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), today (Aug. 2, 2016) announced the appointment of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer of the brand, effective immediately.

Mr. Simons will lead the creative strategy of the Calvin Klein brand globally across the Calvin Klein Collection,Calvin Klein Platinum,Calvin Klein,Calvin Klein Jeans,Calvin Klein Underwear and Calvin Klein Home brands. As part of his role as Chief Creative Officer, Mr. Simons will oversee all aspects of Design,Global Marketing and Communications, and Visual Creative Services. Mr. Simons’ first collections will debut for the Fall 2017 season.

The appointment of Mr. Simons as Chief Creative Officer marks the implementation of Calvin Klein’s new global creative strategy, announced in April 2016, to unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision. The strategy comes as part of a global evolution of the Calvin Klein brand, which began with the reacquisition of the Calvin Klein Jeans and Calvin Klein Underwear businesses in 2013. As Calvin Klein looks to grow the brand to $10 billion in global retail sales, this new leadership is intended to further strengthen the brand’s premium positioning worldwide and pave the way for future long-term global growth.

“The arrival of Raf Simons as Chief Creative Officer signifies a momentous new chapter for Calvin Klein,” said Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “Not since Mr. Klein himself was at the company has it been led by one creative visionary, and I am confident that this decision will drive the Calvin Klein brand and have a significant impact on its future. Raf’s exceptional contributions have shaped and modernized fashion as we see it today and, under his direction, Calvin Klein will further solidify its position as a leading global lifestyle brand.”

As part of the creative strategy for the apparel and accessories business, Calvin Klein also announced the hire of Pieter Mulier as Creative Director, reporting directly to Mr. Simons. Mr. Mulier will be responsible for executing Mr. Simons’ creative and design vision for men’s and women’s ready to wear, as well as the bridge and better apparel lines and accessories. He will also manage all men’s and women’s design teams within the Calvin Klein brand, under Mr. Simons’ leadership.

Calvin Klein, Inc., a wholly owned subsidiary of PVH Corp. (NYSE:PVH), is one of the leading fashion design and marketing studios in the world. It designs and markets women’s and men’s designer collection apparel and a range of other products that are manufactured and marketed through an extensive network of licensing agreements and other arrangements worldwide. Product lines under the various Calvin Klein brands include women’s dresses and suits, men’s dress furnishings and tailored clothing, men’s and women’s sportswear and bridge and collection apparel, golf apparel, jeanswear, underwear, fragrances, eyewear, women’s performance apparel, hosiery, socks, footwear, swimwear, jewelry, watches, outerwear, handbags, small leather goods, and home furnishings (including furniture). For more information, please visit calvinklein.com.

With a heritage going back over 130 years, PVH Corp. has excelled at growing brands and businesses with rich American heritages, becoming one of the largest apparel companies in the world. We have over 30,000 associates operating in over 40 countries with over $8 billion in 2015 revenues. We own the iconic Calvin Klein, Tommy Hilfiger, Van Heusen, IZOD, ARROW, Speedo*, Warner’s and Olga brands and market a variety of goods under these and other nationally and internationally known owned and licensed brands.

*The Speedo brand is licensed for North America and the Caribbean in perpetuity from Speedo International, Ltd.

SAFE HARBOR STATEMENT UNDER THE PRIVATE SECURITIES LITIGATION REFORM ACT OF 1995: Forward-looking statements made in this release, including, without limitation, statements relating to the future plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions of PVH Corp. and its subsidiaries (collectively, “PVH”) are made pursuant to the safe harbor provisions of the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Investors are cautioned that such forward-looking statements are inherently subject to risks and uncertainties, many of which cannot be predicted with accuracy, and some of which might not be anticipated, including (i) PVH’s plans, strategies, objectives, expectations and intentions are subject to change at any time at its discretion; and (ii) other risks and uncertainties indicated from time to time in PVH’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

The Company does not undertake any obligation to update publicly any forward-looking statement, whether as a result of the receipt of new information, future events or otherwise.
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Contacts:

Global Communications Office
Rod Manley
212-292-9795
EVP, Global Communications
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Alexandra Wagner
212-292-9794
VP, Corporate Communications
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EMEA Communications Office
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SVP Public Relations – EMEA
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Source: Source: Calvin Klein, Inc.

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