Timely for Calvin Klein to exit high fashion

The US brand lets go of its chief creative officer Raf Simons, shutters its 205W39NYC runway line and looks set to focus on a simpler goal: profitability

One of the biggest American names in fashion recently announced a change of direction.

Calvin Klein, one of the few fashion brands to become a household name, had let go of its chief creative officer Raf Simons and followed that by shuttering its 205W39NYC runway line.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on April 26, 2019, with the headline 'Timely for Calvin Klein to exit high fashion'. Print Edition | Subscribe