Francisco Costa and Italo Zucchelli, women’s and men’s creative directors at Calvin Klein Collection respectively are set to leave the company. The announcement is part of a move where the US brand wants to unify all Calvin Klein brands under one creative vision.

“This creative strategy marks the beginning of another significant chapter in Calvin Klein’s brand legacy since Mr. Klein’s retirement. I would like to thank Francisco and Italo for their unwavering commitment to the Calvin Klein brand and their accomplishments over the past decade,” said Steve Shiffman, brand chief executive, in a company statement.

Francisco Costa, former women's creative director at Calvin Klein Collection
Francisco Costa, former women's creative director at Calvin Klein Collection


An announcement will be made in due course, though rumor has it that Raf Simons, former creative director of Christian Dior women’s until October 2015, might take the reins at Calvin Klein soon. The brand is owned by luxury conglomerate PVH Corporation, who also reacquired the jeans and underwear businesses in 2013, which were until then in the hands of licensee Warnaco Group, Inc.