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Raf Simons' debut collection for Calvin Klein offers up an outsider's view of America

Raf Simons' debut collection for Calvin Klein offers up an outsider's view of America

Raf Simons’ much-anticipated debut collection for Calvin Klein hit the runway here Friday, and like many (OK, make that nearly all) of the collections we’ve seen this season, it had a lot to say about the current state of America.

But a couple of things set the fall / winter 2017 men’s and women’s Calvin Klein runway collection apart from what we’ve seen so far – and from what we’re likely to see between now and the time the final footfall hits the catwalk on Thursday. First is that Simons, who was named chief creative officer in August 2016, originally hails from Belgium. This means his take on America – and its contributions to the world of fashion and popular culture – is...

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