Calvin Klein was born in 1942, in the Bronx, New York. He studied fashion in New York City and apprenticed for a suit manufacturer. In 1968, he and Barry Schwartz opened their own company, with Schwartz running the business side of things and Klein responsible for design and artistic vision. This vision focused on classic silhouettes due to his experience in suit making which he married with distinctive colour palettes.
The Calvin Klein eyewear collection continues this strong correlation between shape and colour with both their men and womens opticals. The eyewear collection also takes inspiration from the brands strong historical American roots which it continues to propel forward targeting the modern provocateur.