As announced last September, Calvin Klein Collection is dressing musician Smith in custom suits from the brand during his sold-out 2014 North American tour performances, that began last September 19, 2014 at the United Palace Theatre in New York City.
Throughout the tour, Mr. Smith has been wearing an assortment of Calvin Klein Collection pieces, designed by Italo Zucchelli, the brands’ Men’s Creative Director.
The looks include two-button notch lapel slim fit suits in solid navy fine wool, dark grey micro check fine wool, mid grey check fine wool, charcoal check fine wool and navy large check fine wool; classic dress shirts and suede boots.
Additionally, Calvin Klein Collection has also wardrobed Mr. Smith’s band for the duration of the tour.
“I come from a big family and whatever I do, in terms of my career, I try to form beautiful relationships with people based on passion for each other’s work and trust,” said Mr. Smith. “Calvin Klein helped me so much over the past few months, so it was an organic thing to do. I also just love the fit and the materials they use.”
“I like to work with artists like Sam who are really talented and very new,” said Zucchelli. “When Sam performs, it’s really just about his voice, which is pure, classic and strong, and I wanted to relay that in my designs. The suits that I designed for his tour are clean, smart and pared down.”
British singer-songwriter Sam Smith rose to fame in 2012 when he was featured on Disclosure’s hit single, “Latch.” Mr. Smith’s debut studio album, In the Lonely Hour, was released in May 2014, and his third single off of the album, “Stay With Me,” reached the number two spot on the Billboard Hot 100. His North American 18-city arena tour kicked off on September 15th and will be making a stop at the Hammerstein Ballroom in New York City this evening. For more information, visit samsmithworld.com.
In addition to wardrobing Mr. Smith for the tour and past red carpet events and appearances, Mr. Zucchelli has a long history of dressing top musicians, including Drake, Kanye West, Jay-Z, Usher, Justin Timberlake, Ne-Yo, John Legend, Bryan Adams, Joe Jonas, Jared Leto, Tyrese Gibson, Jamie xx (Jamie Smith), Tinie Tempah, Kid Cudi and Miguel.
IMAGE CREDIT – CONCERT: © 2014 Laura Cavanaugh/Getty Images Entertainment
IMAGE CREDIT – SKETCH: © 2014 Italo Zucchelli, Calvin Klein Collection