International pop music superstar Joe Jonas performed for hundreds of fans at the official grand opening event for the new Calvin Klein branded lifestyle retail store at Fairview Mall in Toronto last night. Jonas, who wore a Calvin Klein black leather moto jacket (nice jacket!), a white V-neck T-shirt and black Calvin Klein Jeans, exclusively performed select songs from his first solo album, FastLife. Calvin Klein’s Global Creative Director, Kevin Carrigan, and Calvin Klein, Inc.’s President & CEO, Tom Murry, were also on hand to celebrate the grand opening with Jonas.
It’s All Style To Me was there to celebrate the opening of the 6,100 square foot store that offers a full range of men’s and women’s apparel, jeanswear, underwear and accessories. The store also carries Calvin Klein bags and small leather goods, footwear, eyewear and fragrance. Carrigan, who designed the men’s and women’s sportswear and jeanswear offerings, took us through the collection and spent some time discussing the detailing of this beautiful must-have grey Slim Fit Velvet Sports Jacket. Sold, I was quick to snatch one up myself before leaving (photo below).
The store interior follows the new concept design for Calvin Klein stores. The unique spaces are multi-dimensional and incorporate sleek materials with rich, tactile finishes and black and white coloration throughout, in keeping with the brands’ over-arching aesthetic. In addition to the new store at Fairview Mall, and the stores that opened recently at Marchè Central in Montreal and at Heartland Town Centre in Ontario, the company plans to open an additional freestanding Calvin Klein retail location in Canada in February 2012 at The Shops at Morgan Crossing in British Columbia. The store is the third Calvin Klein retail lifestyle location to open in Canada this year, with a total of forty stores planned to be opened in the next five years.
EDITORIAL CREDIT: Calvin Klein
IMAGE CREDIT: 2011 © George Pimentel
RETAIL CREDIT: Calvin Klein, Fairview Mall, 1800 Sheppard Avenue East, Toronto, Ontario M2J 5A7