Calvin Klein Inc. announced via e-mail today a new global creative strategy for the company, which will unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision. In turn, longtime women’s creative director Francisco Costa and men’s creative director Italo Zucchelli will be leaving the company. “This creative strategy marks the beginning of another significant chapter in Calvin Klein’s brand legacy since Mr. Klein’s retirement,” Steve Shiffman, CEO of Calvin Klein Inc., said. “I would like to thank Francisco and Italo for their unwavering commitment to the Calvin Klein brand and their accomplishments over the past decade. They have both contributed immensely to making Calvin Klein a global leader in the fashion industry, and they have done so with dedication, focus and creativity.”
This new comes after rumors last year that Raf Simons, who left Dior last year, will join the company in some capacity. Our friends at Fashionista have written a handy guide to all the designer departures and appointment rumors lately.