DKNY presented a very wearable collection today in New York. I know it’s getting really boring hearing about the impact the economy is having on fashion (so I promise I won’t use it much longer) but the DKNY show was definitely evidence of it. It’s not very often that designer looks can be worn completely head to toe but Donna Karan presented several key wearable head to toe looks that I am sure we will all be wearing come fall.
Understated femininity was key at the show. Despite the layering, Karan ensured that the DKNY women will still look sexy with subtly seductive calf grazing skirts. Dresses were all nipped at the waist creating beautiful curves that would make even the likes of Cameron Diaz look voluptuous. Dresses were teamed with interesting vintage-esque hats that created a chic 1950s feel.
Is it only me that gets upset in winter because all of your clothes are hidden by big coats? I am pleased to say that Karan showed how layering can be incorporated into our winter dressing. The collection showed how can utilise those key pieces from spring/summer without being side-eyed on the street because we look like we’re dressed for Saint Tropez when we are actually walking through the snow in Central London. Additionally, dresses were layered with cute long sleeve tops underneath.
The collection was not completely feminine. Grey suits with harem trousers, boxy coats and clashing patterns created a harder masculine edge to break away from the femininity of the first few looks.
This is definitely a wearable collection of fall staples with a range of rich colours and great fabrics.