Kevin Carrigan, Global Creative Director of ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein, is in conversation with Alex Badia, Men's Fashion Editor, WWD & Fashion Director, M.
Kevin Carrigan serves as the Global Creative Director of ck Calvin Klein, Calvin Klein Jeans, and Calvin Klein. In this role, Mr. Carrigan sets the unified seasonal design aesthetic, direction, and product designs including fabrics, and color palettes, for the multiple categories that he oversees.
Over the past 20 years, Mr. Carrigan's design philosophy has been based on the idea of modern clothes with an appreciation of form, function, and beauty. He refers to his design philosophy and inspiration as a mood and or emotion which could be a word or pure thought, that transforms a two dimensional sketch into a three dimensional garment. He tends to focus on designing pieces that are current and relevant, while creating a balance between designs that are functional and beautiful. Mr. Carrigan is British and joined the company in 1998 after having worked at Nicole Farhi and Max Mara in London. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree from Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, and a Masters of Art degree in Fashion Design from The Royal College of Art and Design in London.