After 12 years designing the womenswear collections, Francisco Costa will be leaving Calvin Klein Collection. Italo Zucchelli, men’s creative director, will also depart the company. The brand said that the changes are part of an effort to “unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision,” which began with the reacquisition of its jeans and underwear business in 2013.
Women’s Wear Daily speculates that former Dior designer Raf Simons could take the top job once his non-compete with LVMH Moët Hennessy is up this summer, noting that the brand has consistently declined to comment about Simons joining the company. Let the rampant speculation begin, and thanks, Francisco, for all the sleek dresses.