One of America’s most iconic brands was established in 1968 when aspiring designer Calvin Klein wheeled a rack of impeccably tailored coats up New York’s 7th Avenue to meet with department store buyers. By the mid 1970s Klein was garnering industry praise for his modern, minimalist interpretations of classic American sportswear. All at once bold, progressive, and refined, the brand’s modern incarnation, Calvin Klein 205 W39NYC, helmed by creative director Raf Simons, celebrates America’s unique legacy within global fashion. Chronicling and conflating decades of American style, the label explores the intersections of pragmatism and pop culture iconography. Western wear.