Calvin Klein to Close its Ready-To-Wear Business

Hayley Kadrou   |   10 - 03 - 2019

The American fashion house announced the closure of its ready-to-wear business in March 2019.

As Calvin Klein takes a step back from the ready-to-wear runway, the PVH-owned brand will instead focus its energy on other existing categories.

 

In particular, Calvin Klein will work on expanding its denim and underwear range. Both lines generate the most profit for the company but are produced by third party licensing partners.

 

As the ready-to-wear line ceases, the Milan based offices will see closures in the coming months and staff in the New York headquarters are expected to be let go, too.

 

Previously in January 2019, it was announced that the fashion house would close its flagship store in New York, which is located at 654 Madison Avenue.

 

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Calvin Klein will no longer produce ready-to-wear collections

 

Later, Calvin Klein revealed that would not be presenting an Autumn/Winter collection at New York Fashion Week.

 

This news came shortly after Raf Simons resigned from his position as Chief Creative Officer from the brand in late 2018, eight months before his contract was due to finish.

 

Raf Simons stepped down from his position at Calvin Klein in late 2018

Raf Simons stepped down from his position at Calvin Klein in late 2018

 

While the next steps for the fashion house are undefined, it is thought that Calvin Klein might emulate Tommy Hilfiger, which is also owned by POV.

 

Calvin Klein, named after the American fashion designer, first opened in 1968. After featuring coats and dresses in its flagship store, the brand expanded its collection over the decades.

 

Now, the 50-year old brand is known for everything from leather goods and lifestyle accessories to perfume and jewellery.

 

Calvin Klein, known for everything from fragrance to luxury leather goods, will now close its ready-to-wear line. Credit: Instagram/calvinklein

Calvin Klein, known for everything from fragrance to luxury leather goods, will now close its ready-to-wear line. Credit: Instagram/calvinklein

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