Sunday, March 30, 2008

Baby 9x Viet Nam

"That to me is the perfect coat for next season," said Carrigan, pointing to a navy funnel neck pea coat with a pleats extending from the waist. "Rather than saying it's ‘military,' I'm calling it ‘utility.' Like the Bauhaus," he said, referring to the design movement that originated in Germany in the early part of the 20th century, which emphasized a marriage between form and function and practical, utilitarian design.

"I think like an architect," continued Carrigan. "There's nothing wrong with everyday dressing. I design for people."

Perhaps no other item of clothing than a pair of jeans is more iconic as part of the everyday wardrobe, and Calvin Klein invented designer denim in the ‘70s. This year, they will celebrate their 35th anniversary of their jeans, and in homage to the now legendary pair of jeans worn by a young Brooke Shields, Carrigan has brought back the original tan stitching and "omega" pocket detailing on a polished pair of rinsed indigo flared jeans. They're not exactly a replica of the originals, however - Carrigan said it's more about a subtle reference to the past, with a rinse and silhouette that's completely contemporary.