Words by Shatay Speights
If you were a fan of Calvin Klein’s original underwear collection, you will love this latest offering from the brand in partnership with The Andy Warhol Foundation.
Andy Warhol was a visual artist and was the brain behind the pop art style that became widely popular in the ‘70s and ‘80s. Artists and designers reference his imagery and style of art even over three decades later.
For the latest capsule collection from their ongoing creative partnership, Calvin Klein and the Andy Warhol Foundation have released another wearable edition of the late photographer’s portraits. Calvin Klein also paid homage to Andy Warhol’s work with the “Self Portraits” collection that was released last month. This most recent release is the second edition of the Calvin Klein Underwear capsule, titled Andy Warhol: Exposures, ’77-’85—the first edition featured two provocative prints from Warhol’s film Kiss.
The Exposures edition features prints of the naked human body interpreted by the late American artist. The Polaroid shots he took that were stamped onto the pieces are shot in a very statuesque style, reminiscent of sculpture poses. The images are highlighted on crisp, white women’s and men’s t-shirts, tanks, trunks, boxer briefs, boy shorts, bikinis, and bralettes. The waistband of the bra and underwear is accented by a logo in muted gray featuring Calvin Klein’s and Andy Warhol’s names side-by-side.
This collection carries on the essence of fashion in the ‘90s era: minimalistic, crisp, redefining style and heavy with ath-leisure before it was a trend. Even though Warhol did not live through to that era, the reimagining of timeless, classic wardrobe essentials with the aesthetic from Calvin Klein is what makes this collection work.
The full line of the latest capsule from Calvin Klein and the Andy Warhol Foundation is available today at calvinklein.com.