luella bartley is the new brain behind calvin klein jeans
The classic American brand is absorbing some British flavour.
Calvin Klein have revealed that legendary British designer Luella Bartley will be joining their team as Head of Global Design for Jeans. One half of the label Hillier Bartley, Luella has previously lent her skills to Marc for Marc Jacobs, Victoria Beckham and Mulberry among others. Across her career she's developed a reputation for her nonchalant and rebellious style, bringing an androgynous youth-driven aesthetic to the brands that she works with — sounds like she'll fit right in at Calvin Klein.
While Bartley is yet to release an official statement about her new venture, there's no doubt she's excited to join Raf's bold venture. Earlier in the month, Simons' debut Calvin Klein collection was lauded for its fresh examination of American youth.
Text Shannon May Powell
Photography and artwork Quentin Jones