Calvin Klein in a post-Raf Simons era – paired back and simple. Forgoing a seasonal runway slot at NYFW and the brand’s additive ‘205W39NYC’ in favour of nineties classicism from the brand’s heyday hasn’t faltered the house one bit. The #MyCalvins initiative takes the brand back to basics and champions the stars of their campaigns on a very personal level.
Fresh from the release of their IRL campaign starring Diplo, Beth Ditto and Naomi Campbell among a whole host of A-listers, the New York fashion house is back again with a brand spanking new accessories campaign. The house of Klein enlisted the talents of fashion royalty Inez and Vinoodh to shoot a video and image campaign starring Russian supermodel Irina Shayk.
The first accessories campaign since Raf’s departure, the collection celebrates Calvin Klein’s archival pieces, with clean, structured leather-goods embellished with a working lock and matching key in an array of provocative shades and bare neutrals.
Irina gives us an insight into her confidence and strength below.
How do you define confidence?
IS: Be yourself. Accept yourself. Love yourself.
How do you unlock your inner strength?
IS: I never give up and always follow my dreams.
What makes you feel powerful?
IS: The support of my family.
What woman in your life embodies strength for you?
IS: My grandmother. She was the strongest woman I ever met in my life.
What are the special moments that you prefer to lock away?
IS: The moments of my childhood.
What's something people might not know about you?
IS: I love Russian chocolate.
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