After opening its first ever accessories store in Singapore at VivoCity in 2011, ck Calvin Klein has followed up with a second location at Mandarin Gallery recently. Sticking closely to the designer’s iconic pared down style, the sleek new space is a haven of pleasing simplicity and modern elegance. Having made his name with his legendary finesse in using basic colours and minimalist silhouettes, Calvin Klein’s Spring/Summer 2012 accessories collection for his secondary line continues to represent his unique and very focused aesthetic. However, this time around, the brand has updated its clean, anonymous-chic appeal with bright splashes of inviting tropical colours (e.g. red, orange, yellow).
Designed to meet the everyday needs of the fast-moving city-girl, the ck Calvin Klein Accessories Spring/Summer 2012 collection for women are filled with pieces that are meant to go with almost everything in your wardrobe. Against the backdrop of a stylishly toned down palette (including an interesting black that sparkles), the injection of pop colours like mustard, scarlet and citrus is all the more outstanding. Look out for the acid yellow leather items in exotic ostrich and attractive arm candies in visually arresting vermillion. Where the shoes are concerned, we advise that you zoom in on the versatile monochromatic wedge sandal.
For the logo-averse man, the accessories in this latest collection from ck Calvin Klein is quite perfect. Almost completely devoid of any brand markings, the range consists of classic shapes that are anchored by a cool neutral palette. A light stucco grey, which brings to mind modernist architecture, takes center-stage while spots of red and orange serves as bold accents. Standout items include a boyish shoulder bag and a handsome duffel bag, both made of soft leather. The chic leather attaché is also a more masculine alternative to the controversial man clutch.
The new boutique, which stocks a full range of small leather goods, bags and footwear for both men and women, is located at #01-19, Mandarin Gallery