Summary: Get ready for a long, layered and colorful fall. Donna Karan sees New York City as a place where creative worlds converge to inspire individual style. How does this translate to her DKNY FAll '10 collection? It's where Bauhaus grids meet Deco florals and where equestrian plaids meet schoolgirl kilts. For those of us a little too old to sport the ultra mini, some of this collection was unwearable, but then again, it isn't really for us in the first place. We should be wearing the Donna Karan label. However, there were some pieces that I would love to have in my closet. First of all the shoes really caught my eye. They were shcoolgirl tasseled loafer and spats on mile-high platforms. If I did not fear I would break my neck navigating NYC pavement, I would want them in every combination. Thankfully the outerwear stole the show. Mini kilts were paired with oversized wool boyfriend coats, fur vests and an amazing grey toggle coat. Of course the famous DKNY Cozy was present. This time in a beautiful colorblocked and sequined intarsia combination. Again, if highshcool is but a very distant memory for you this collection may not be appropriate for your 25th reunion. However, bits and pieces of it should belong in your closet.
Color Palette: ivory, vicuna, peach, camel, bluebird, sapphire, cognac, port, burgundy, putty, umber, grey, grey heather, flannel grey, black
Fabrics & Textures: luxe cotton, sheer cotton jersey, silk, stretch charmeuse, stretch wool, wool jersey, merino wool, jacquard, luxe angora wool, mohair, stretch melton, leather, shearling, faux fur, colorblocking, pleating, collage, beading,
Key Looks: black/cognac modern collage dress; cognac aviator shearling zip vest, flannel grey cashmere sweater with a grey heather box pleated mini skirt, bluebirdn combo deco floral jacquard pleated mini dress; burgundy luxe angora wool scarf coat, umber/sapphire/burgundy colorblocked merino wool sequined intarsia cozy, metallic faux fur wrap; deco beaded tissue flannel colorblocked dress; black/silver beaded collage dress; skyscraper baroque platforms with studded spat or boot sleeves
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– Lauren Dimet Waters
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