Last season, the designer looked to the country's youth for inspiration for his inaugural debut as Calvin Klein's chief creative officer. The result? A collection rife with classic American tropes – think sheriff's jackets, band uniforms, cowboy boots, and Wall Streets suits. It was eclectic, for sure; made to represent "the coming together of different characters and different individuals, just like America itself".
Fast forward a couple of months. For Spring 2018, things have taken a decidedly more macarbe twist. Under Sterling Ruby’s installation (complete with multicoloured fringe, metal buckets, and dangling axes), models strutted down the runway in iterations of Simons' American Horror: floaty cotton nightgowns branded with black and white prints from Andy Warhol’s 'Death and Disaster Series', rubber separates, and paint- (or perhaps blood) splattered vinyl raincoats straight out of American Pyscho.