Comparing two of the most iconic all-American brands we take a look what’s the difference between Calvin Klein vs Tommy Hilfiger. From style differences to the designer, we went back and compared two of the most well-known brands across the world.
Loved by our team for their sport-inspired everyday accessories, we wanted to find out which one would be the number one option…
Who is Calvin Klein?
Calvin Klein was born on November 19, 1942 in the Bronx New York. He grew up around his family’s tailoring shop and fell in love with clothes and design. He studied fashion before apprenticing for a suit manufacturer. In 1968 Klein and Barry Schwartz launched the company with Klein responsible for the design and brand.
Launching the brand with £10,000, they secured a deal with department store Bonwit Teller. With the department store exposure, it quickly became recognised for minimal dresses and tailored coats. Klein then moved into menswear and jeans eventually becoming a major player in the jeans industry. Their sports line later followed the same success and of course their infamous underwear.
Klein was the first designer to win three consecutive Coty Awards for womenswear and was actually the youngest designer to have ever been awarded. He became famous for his classic and elegant style and his famous advertisement campaigns. The brand is well known for its provocative campaigns over the decades. With many famous faces included some even sparked controversy with the inclusion of young models. With an array of actors, athletes and performing artists all featured, names such as Kate Moss and Kendall Jenner became regular features.
In 2003 Klein sold his company to PVH and retired the following year.
Where is Calvin Klein based?
Calvin Klein headquarters are based in New York, USA and Amsterdam, Netherlands.
Most popular Calvin Klein bags?
Calvin Klein bags are popular for their easy everyday style. The cross-body styles often feature different versions of their iconic logo and are a great mid-range luxury bag. These bags have a contemporary and timeless aesthetic to complement so many looks in your wardrobe.
Who wears Calvin Klein?
Calvin Klein has dressed some of the most iconic names in the industry. With Raf Simons now Creative Director, the brand continues to dress red-carpet appearances and award events. Emma Stone, Diane Kruger and Lupita Nyong’o are among our favourites.