Francisco Costa's latest show got us excited for two reasons: Minimalism is back and has now been interpreted by the designer who does it best, and in the process, the man brought Lara Stone to the runway. The latter point isn't exactly shocking, as the Dutch model is the face of three Calvin Klein campaigns, but give us a break - we were pleased. Calvin Klein Collection's spring offerings are perfectly pared-down, with emphasis on Spring's big "colour," white, and each piece had all the nuances that prevented minimalistic from feeling bare.
The lines were simple, the fit was impeccable, and the sexiness was still there. (We challenge anyone to wear a black dress with a near J.Lo-plunge at the neckline and not turn a few heads.) Pops of interest were added with a few pieces in navy blue and blood orange, with the palette otherwise sticking to white, cream and black. Sheer panels inserted at the neck in a few instances confirmed that the sheer trend isn't gone just yet...but as with everything else, Costa did it his way.