Calvin Klein Collection creative directors Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli to exit the brand
By Alex James Taylor | Fashion | 19 April 2016
Photography Alessio Boni
Fashion Gro Curtis.

In the last few hours it has been confirmed that Francisco Costa (Women’s Creative Director) and Italo Zucchelli (Men’s Creative Director) will leave their roles at Calvin Klein Collection – having been there since 2003 and 2004 respectively – as part of a new company vision, unifying all Calvin Klein brands.

It’s a bold move for a company with such heritage and such a wide range of lines, yet one that fits with the present reshuffling of fashion structures. According to a cliff-hanger statement issued by the company, “the new brand direction will ultimately follow one creative vision across all categories of the business. An announcement will be made in due course.”

“This creative strategy marks the beginning of another significant chapter in Calvin Klein’s brand legacy since Mr. Klein’s retirement,” explained Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein, Inc. “I would like to thank Francisco and Italo for their unwavering commitment to the Calvin Klein brand and their accomplishments over the past decade. They have both contributed immensely to making Calvin Klein a global leader in the fashion industry, and they have done so with dedication, focus and creativity.”

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