Fashion Industry Broadcast and Style Planet TV are proud to bring you their new Netflix Original series ‘The Girl’s Guides to the World of Designer Fashion’.
This new 6 part series explores the seductive world of designer fashion.
Series 1. The History of Lingerie
Series 2. The Legend of the Designer Bag
Series 3. The Mystery of the High Heel
Series 4. American Fashion
Series 5. Italian Fashion
Series 6. Paris Fashion
In This Series 5 We Look at the World of American Designer Fashion
In this Series we look at the titans of American fashion. The taste makers who’s designs have intrinsically connected us to deeper elements of the American experience. Whether people have dressed in their brands to make a political statement, to assert their class status, or simply to be irreverent, these titans have created a lasting American footprint on the world’s fashion walk of fame.
CALVIN KLEIN - AMERICANS
From an early age Calvin Klein knew he was destined for a life in the fashion world. Influenced by his Jewish mother and grandmother’s love of clothing, Calvin grew up in a fashion forward household in The Bronx, New York, immersed in the designing and making of clothes.
Of Hungarian and Austrian descent, Klein’s immigrant story is atypical. He earned two scholarships to both the New York High School of Art and Design and the Fashion Institute of Technology, and though he never graduated his design career was launched with the help of Baron de Gunzburg. This young American design student, soon became the toast of New York, known for his unique, creative genius. His business Calvin Klein Limited was created in 1968 with childhood friend Barry K. Schwartz. The minimal but stylish clothing designs for the modern woman allowed Klein’s career to gain momentum, and he broke into the international market.
In 1969 Klein was featured on the cover of American Vogue and nicknamed as “the supreme master of minimalism.” Ever since, Klein has been at the forefront of the fashion world, with his minimal, all-American fashion creations. The American woman who is modern, young and career-driven has served as the inspiration for Klein’s designs.
Klein may have been known as the master of minimalism, but it was a another M word that really separated Klein from all other other fashion designers, and that was Marketing. Right from the get go Klein made sure that people were talking about his label. His approach to marketing campaigns was and still is a kind of ‘shock and awe’ approach. Over the years the Calvin Klein brand has given us many of the world’s most talked about campaigns.
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