Willy Vanderperre captures Calvin Klein’s latest Andy Warhol-inspired offering

New Americana.

[N]ews broke yesterday that Andy Warhol’s iconic Interview magazine is folding after 49 years, but the master provocateur’s artistic legacy lives on. Raf Simons, a Belgian-born designer, has been messing with notions of Americana since leading the creative strategy at Calvin Klein – largely helped by the mega-brand’s four-year partnership with the Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts.

The CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Pre-Fall 2018 offering serves as both a “reiteration of the house codes and “visual vocabulary” defined by Raf Simons. “Among the most evocative of the looks are a series of printed styles created as part of CALVIN KLEIN’s singular, ongoing collaboration with The Andy Warhol Foundation for the Visual Arts,” the brand shared in a statement. “From the Pop exuberance of Warhol’s iconic florals to images of the American flag lensed in stark black and white against open skies, Pre-Fall’s prints highlight two unique extremes of the artist’s expansive body of work.”

Simons’ vision of a New Americana is displayed with an undercurrent of utilitarianism, from the oversize knits (in partnership with Portland-born heritage brand, Pendleton Woolen Mills), traditional suiting and PJ-style pants with Warhol’s high-low print work plastered over them. Check out the CALVIN KLEIN 205W39NYC Pre-Fall 2018 imagery, shot by Willy Vanderperre in our gallery below…