Summary: Happy 25th anniversary Donna Karan! Instead of doing a retrospective or her usual black darker palette, we were wowed by her 'Raw Romance' which translated into desert shades of vanilla, nude, antique cream, honey and saffron. Karan's romantic interpretation of the desert was wispy, light and ultra feminine. The collection was very wearable and perfect for travel as it had a raw and crinkled easiness. The loosely tied dresses and final gowns were some of my favorites and absolutely breathtaking. Even the etched wood stacked heels were covetable. Get ready to whip out the faux bronzer and lipstick next spring. The color of the season is hardly any color at all. But after seeing this collection, I'm willing to go there.
Color Palette: vanilla, pongee, antique cream, antelope, wild honey, nude, driftwood, carbiou, saffron, tamarind, pale gold, antique gold, antique bronze
Fabrics & Textures: stretch satin metallic twill, stretch silk charmeuse, raw silk, silk charmeuse, linen, crushed georgette, silk mousseline, tissue crepe satin, linen crash organdy, linen canvas, silk tissue crepe, chantilly lace, canvas, washed crepe, crinkle paper taffeta, weathered viscose jersey, hand-embroidered tulle, hand-embroidered silk lame, jacquard, washed leather, bias cuts
Key Looks: vanilla stretch silk charmeuse and silk mousseline bias dress; antique cream wallflower print silk tissue crepe satin bias scarf dress; nude silk chiffon crushed shirtdress; jute nylon/silk crinkle paper taffeta trench with a wild honey silk stretch georgette camisole and a wild honey silk charmeuse pajama short; jute/wild honey weathered viscose jersey twist dress; caribou distressed wall silk tissue crepe satin and chiffon bias dress; wild honey faded roses stretch linen/viscose toile jacket with a wild honey faded flowers silk tissue crepe satin bias slip dress; natural/bronze whisper leaves hand-embroidered silk lame evening dress.
– Lauren Dimet Waters
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