New York Fashion Week Series: 2. DKNY

I think it is fair to say that when spring comes around, Blog Reader, you will find me first in line to buy the new summer 2013 collection by DKNY. I will then wear it endlessly, such do I feel that these sleek sportswear inspired looks, silky skirts and dresses and bodysuits were made for me.

Known for her chic and largely monochrome styles, Donna Karen injected an energetic splash of colour this season with neon yellow – a likely homage to the New York taxi cabs that have featured on the DKNY runways and famous adverts in the past.

Add visors, caps with leather brims, cutaway shoulders and mesh panelling and that’s a lot of sports luxe. Yet this influence didn’t distract from DKNY’s sharp and classic black and white tailoring.  One of my favorite looks was a crisp white silk suit with a structured blazer and slightly sheer shirt underneath.

Always one for a dress which flows – the image below shows another of my favourite styles.  It’s a perfect example of the understated glamour that DKNY does so well.

What do you think of the collection, Blog Reader? I’m back in NYC at the end of next week – there’s naturally a lot of inspiration here for my trip and I’m excited to return to Manhattan to visit.  Thank you, DKNY, for creating a collection that so matches my own aesthetic :-)

Images: Vogue.


  1. says

    The DKNY collection is one that feels truly wearable to me – particularly that stunning black and brown leather dress! Whereas I always appreciate the creative process that goes into runway design, I don’t – as I’m sure I’ve often said – always find the pieces to apply particularly to the life that I live. However, Donna Karan time and time again comes up with pieces that make me think, “Yes! I could wear that to [insert everyday activity here].”

    • says

      Cee I can very much see you in Paris in that leather dress, being snapped at Les Tuileries! I like the wearable nature of these designs – I imagine that my packing for NYC next week will have this collection in mind.

    • says

      Hi Laura – what makes you think you can’t wear the yellow? I used to be of the opinion that I couldn’t wear orange but I changed my mind after finding the right shade for my skin and a little change in my make-up…

      • says

        I’m more thinking that particular yellow is SO Bright that I wouldn’t have the courage to wear such an attention getting colour! But then if it were orange I probably would, which makes no sense at all! :)


Click on a tab to select how you'd like to leave your comment

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>