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Calvin Klein and Bottega Veneta are Next to Merge Men and Women’s Shows

We won’t be surprised if we see similar announcements from more brands in the near future

 

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Raf Simons

 

As we near the end of the year and the start of another set of fashion weeks, designers and fashion houses have been taking turns to reveal their decision to merge their upcoming men’s and women’s shows.

After Paul Smith, Calvin Klein‘s Raf Simons, has followed suit with his very own announcement. In a way, this has been expected, considering Simons is helming all of Calvin Klein brands since he was appointed as the brand’s Chief Creative Officer.

The show will take place during New York Fashion Week Fall 2017 on February 10.

 

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Bottega Veneta

 

Similarly, Bottega Veneta will also hold a joint fashion show next year. Previously, the brand has presented both of its men’s and women’s Spring/Sumemr 2017 collections at the same time last September, although it was meant to be a special show to commemorate Bottega Veneta’s 50th anniversary. But it seems natural to keep the new tradition alive.

“The Bottega Veneta universe is built on both genders,” the brand says in an official statement. “As a consequence, showing both women and men together is an organic move that follows the evolution of [creative director] Tomas Maier’s creative vision.”

 

 

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