BIEL, Switzerland, Mar 20, 2015/ — In a special, invitation-only dinner on March 18th, ck Calvin Klein Watch + Jewelry unveiled its 2015 offerings and also revealed the the three student winners of the watch and jewelry design competition launched last year with IED (Istituto Europeo di Design) in Milan, Donghua University in Shanghai and the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City.
The winners of the competition, Zhang Yi (China), Anna Hammam (USA) and Ilaria Tartarelli (Italy), presented a fresh vision and interpretation of the Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry brand through creative use of material and design in keeping the brand aesthetic.
Laura Burdese, President of Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry presented the three winners their cash prizes and their work are also being displayed Baselworld 2015.
The new 2015 Calvin Klein Watches & Jewelry lines presented at Baselworld 2015 were designed under the creative direction of Ulrich Grimm, Creative Director of Calvin Klein’s Men’s & Women’s Shoes & Accessories.
Highlights from the 2015 Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry lines include the lustrous and enduring Calvin Klein alliance watch, a linear construction rendered in polished stainless steel for a striking and graphic look. Inspired by urban architecture, Calvin Klein alliance marries sapphire glass, polished metals and mother of pearl for a bright effect.
Another key timepiece, the spirited and substantial Calvin Klein senses. The dualities of everyday modern life inspired the unique silhouette. This bangle watch is made up of a sleek, twisted form offered in either solid stainless steel, PVD yellow and pink gold, or two beautiful bicolor styles that mix stainless steel with PVD yellow or pink gold.
One of the key jewelry sets for the season is the elegant Calvin Klein breathe. Polished stainless steel and PVD pink gold come together to create a uniquely layered elliptical form inspired by sound waves. This highly dimensional offering includes either a choker and earrings set or a ring and closed bangle.
Held during Baselworld 2015, the world’s largest watch and jewelry fair, the event also featured a musical performance by the British singer-songwriter Birdy.
Photos by © 2015 Clemens Bilan/Getty Images -or- Thomas Niedermüller/Getty Images courtesy of Calvin Klein Watches + Jewelry