Calvin Klein’s dramatic impact on the world of men's high fashion is easy to overlook for the same reason you can't "see" planet Earth: you're a part of it.
Calvin Klein, a Fashion Institute of Technology graduate, founded the brand in Midtown Manhattan in America and after just one year appeared on the front cover of Vogue Magazine. This came after the designer received outstanding recognition for his debut collection at New York Fashion Week.
The Calvin Klein for men line has evolved into t-shirts, sweaters and a wider array of clothing and becoming the dominant leader in ready-to-wear and haute-couture clothing due to the label's intimate, modest design. Calvin Klein pioneered the men's luxury jeans craze in the 1970s by launching the first-ever designer jeans and becoming the first label to make men's underwear something more desirable than merely functional garments, and fashion has never been the same since.
The classic CK Monogram is instantly recognisable and is present on many of the brand's hooded tops, short pants, and wider collections. Brandishing the CK logo is a subtle statement of tremendous confidence, resonating through generations and worn by high-profile artists such as Justin Bieber, A$AP Rocky, Frank Ocean, and Jamie Dornan.