views fashion as an expression of womanhood, complete with the complications and conflicted emotions that arise. Her fall 2013 collection is a manifestation of that motto. If I had to sum up DKNY’s unveiling in one word, it would be promising. Karan’s collection reminds us of the importance of enjoying fashion. It should be exuberant to purchase new clothing as the seasons shift and she captures the excitement of a vibrant wardrobe in her hipster-fresh collection.
First conclusion: Bulky overcoats are in! DKNY features large coats, which symbolize urban grittiness and offer protection against fall’s bitter winds. Karan’s fall palette skewed traditional, using blacks, beiges, blues, grays and leopard prints; but the leather and animal-print combo also redefined the limits of the autumn wardrobe. – Evette Dionne
DKNY’s fall vision contrasts elegance and edge exceptionally well. From polished, monochrome skirt-suits to chunky knit sweaters, this collection is ideal for the millennial rebel forced into the corporate world. Even with the introduction of gown-ish attire, Karan maintained her girlish aesthetic by deploying heavier fabrics more popular among millennials than baby boomers. There was also the emergence of pants as potential evening attire; it’s an idea that’s been floated consistently in the fashion world.
Fall seems ages away in fashion years, so hopefully some of these pieces are floated to local retailers sooner than September.
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