New York City Fashion Week Spring 2009: Calvin Klein

What: Calvin Klein Runway Show, New York City Fashion Week Spring 09

The Lowdown: Calvin Klein “>Calvin Klein is all about simplicity, and this collection is no different. The neutral hues, likewise, are just what we might have predicted, focusing more on shimmer, sheen and cut to convey the Calvin Klein vision for Spring fashion. Minimalist? Yes. But impeccable attention to shape, structure, detail make it more interesting than you might think at first glance. Like Vera Wang earlier in the day, we see a touch of 20s drop-waisted influence in the dress department, as well as more slim cropped pants and elegant intricate takes on the body-conscious dress. The one burst of color allowed into the beige-heavy landscape? That clear icy blue that just might be our go-to color for the season.

Budget Solution: The great thing about Calvin Klein is we know that there will be some reasonably affordable versions available to the masses in department stores like Macy’s, Dillard’s, and Nordstrom. For even more budget versions however of, say, the drop-waisted dress, Twelve By Twelve might have you covered. And for that blue? Well, we can come close right now with this satin shift dress by BCBGMAXAZRIA at Bluefly.com for $142.

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