Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week NY Fall ’11. DKNY (As Always) is in a New York State of Mind

February 13, 2011 • New York Fashion Week Fall '11, Yahoo

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Summary: At the DKNY Fall ’11 Collection by Donna Karan, huge pink and orange neon letters covered the brick wall of the open industrial space with the words ‘SOMETHING NEW YORK’. Glancing at the line sheet, I noticed a lot of black coats, which I love, and think of as very New York and very DKNY. The opening group of black and cream capes, jacket and coats with contrast trims of cream were strong yet playful, and all my absolute favorites. This DKNY girl is really on the move and ready to go! She borrowed her boyfriend’s jackets and sweaters, yet she still looked feminine. Then came a group in bright lipstick and orange, much like the neon sign, in houndstooth puffer coats and bulky sweaters. There were a few easy ruffly yet edgy little black “shredded silk” dresses that the girl on the go can wear layered and/or out to a party. The third grouping was comprised of henna and navy mixed plaids and striped sweaters, which are more for day. The closing looks were beautiful black day-to-evening separates with jackets of wool or heavy shearling contrasted by light and sheer georgette. DKNY’s ‘SOMETHING NEW YORK’ collection is something women will want to wear!

Color Palette: black, cream, navy, gray, lipstick, tangella, henna, foundation, blush

Fabrics & Textures: rib knit, leather, houndstooth, plaid, pinstripe, contrast inserts, silk, pleats, zippers, stripes, shredded silk, down puffer, angora, stretch cotton, crepe de chine, melton wool, silk charmeuse, twill, jersey, shearling, silk georgette, wool gabardine, lace crepe

Key Looks: Biscuit/black taIlored cape, black leather racing jacket, cream crepe de  chine round collar shirt, black stretch cotton skinny zipper pant with knee patch; raspberry houndstooth plaid puffer jacket, raspberry angora sweater, henna collarless crepede chine shirt wIth contrast lipstick cuff, black stretch twill zipper pant; Navy/henna wool strIped sweater, navy crepe de chIne collarless shIrt wIth contrast black cuff, henna wool twIll skinny pant; Black shearlIng/wool taIlored cape, black georgette shIrt wIth cream sIlk collar, black shredded silk mini skirt

Watch the DKNY Fall ’11 Show here!

—Carol Calacci

Photos: WWD

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