Calvin Klein is celebrating Pride in Australia and New Zealand with the launch of its 2023 “This Is Love” collection and the Feel Pride campaign featuring Australian singer-songwriter Troye Sivan, First Nations model Nathan McGuire, and Māori model Manahou Mackay.
The “This Is Love” collection updates Calvin Klein’s signature underwear and apparel with bold, limited-edition colours and new cuts. The collection also features a special capsule of artful tees and accessories created by First Nations artist Jake Simon, whose contemporary approach to traditional art language adds vibrancy and representation to the First Nations people across Australia.
A proud Worimi Biripi man, Jake Simon has lived on Gadigal lands of the Eora Nation since 2018 and draws on his experience as inspiration.
Applying a contemporary approach to traditional art language, he adds vibrancy to a black and white foundation, with pops of colour, shapes, lines and dots that represent the First Nations people across Australia – speaking to the hundreds of different Tribes, skin and language groups that make up the land.
“Being a proud gay man, the colours and meaning behind the palette really resonate with me,” said Jake Simon.
“The motif of joining circles represents community, while arrow shapes are both journey
“The shapes and the meaning behind this speak volumes, representing the minorities within the community who are strong and resilient and showing that love wins.”
Calvin Klein Australia will donate $0.30 AUD for each Pride garment sold to BlaQ Aboriginal Corporation, supporting the Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander LGBTQIA+ community. The collections are now available at calvinklein.com.au and select Calvin Klein stores.
Last Updated on Feb 6, 2023