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Francisco Costa

The boy from Brazil

Calvin Klein Collection creative director Francisco Costa (below right) and models (above) at the Autumn / Winter 2012 runway show in New York. Photos: BILLY FARRELL AGENCY

Francisco Costa, the man behind Calvin Klein's high-fashion line, tells Jing Zhang about his journey

Thursday, 13 December, 2012, 11:32pm

Dominant jeans

'Art is a way for us to stay modern,' says Francisco Costa, creative director of Calvin Klein Collection's womenswear, before the opening of the World of Calvin Klein event in a custom-built structure on top of Seoul Station. Joining him in the South Korean capital are fellow creative directors Italo Zucchelli and Kevin Carrigan.

1 Jun 2012 - 12:00am

Accounting for taste

Paris

30 Oct 2011 - 12:00am

Urbane renewal

Paris

Paris Fashion Week is probably still the most exciting of the big four. It's a week in which four-inch candy-coloured wedges are more common than baguettes - especially across the gravelly ground around Les Jardin de Tuileries. OK, we're exaggerating, but the city, even more so than usual, unashamedly embraces style.

3 Apr 2011 - 12:00am

New York

In the midst of a full-blown recession, New York had the unenviable task of being the first city to hold its autumn/winter fashion week. It came as no surprise that Manhattan's runway shows were scaled down, with designers such as Vera Wang opting for small, intimate presentations, often in their own boutiques.

29 Mar 2009 - 12:00am

Making an understatement

For the spring-summer season, the New York shows, perhaps due to their proximity to Wall Street, featured pragmatic, polished collections. Apart from a few exceptions, the luxurious indulgence and fussy glamour of seasons past was gone. Instead, the focus was on prints, cuts and tailoring.

19 Oct 2008 - 12:00am

Variety shows

'Tis the season for a multitude of trends - vivid hues, florals galore, star-studded prints, diaphenous fabrics and the glorious and continued revival of the dress. From the catwalks to the parties and back again, the spring-summer collections in New York, London, Paris and Milan never fail to impress.

28 Oct 2007 - 12:00am