Monday, February 10, 2014

NYFW: DKNY Fall 2014 Black is once again the new Black!

 Let’s talk about DKNY’s collection. I wasn't able to watch it through live stream on (Le sigh)  I wish I did because it sounded phenomenal. As anyone knows, or as my significant other figured out about 2 weeks ago, DKNY stands for Donna Karan New York. So right off the bat New York is already decoded in the clothing lines DNA.

The beginning of the show started off with a video featuring “real” New Yorkers pouring out their hearts for NYC. As a New Yorker I probably would have brushed this off as a commercial usually seen on a website like but for a brand like DKNY it only made sense.

Not only did DKNY visually proclaimed their love for the fashion capital but they also showed their collection with (wait for it) real New Yorkers. Yes! This whopping 56 piece collection included both menswear and womenswear. [Disclaimer: I will be focusing on the womenswear] A majority of their collection focused on New York’s main color, black. It also included colors such as a rich deep yellow, blues, burgundy, soft and hot pinks, and finally grays. But this palette of black was elevated by including a combination of different textures. For example a black shift mini dress included a fur shawl running on the bottom of the dress. The look was completed with the iconic New York Yankees black baseball cap and black and white sneakers. A slew of over sized bomber jackets also came down the runway styled with a delicate black dress peeking out or a leather mini dress.

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We New Yorkers may use black as our armor but we also also like to experiment with colors and DKNY did not fail to reveal with pieces that featured a deep blue hounds tooth boyfriend coat and matching skirt. One of my favorite pieces was the knee length navy blue duffel coat with a luscious burgundy faux fur vest styled with a red lip, deep velvet clutch, navy blue socks, and red and blue leather lace booties. I also fell in love with the navy faux fur coat which looked like it was dipped in the same burgundy color featured in her last look, a pair of denim joggers, a navy blazer peeking out underneath the coat, a striped red and blue DKNY branded turtle neck, and finalized with wedge sneakers.

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All in all this collection personified a true New Yorkers wardrobe by adding an extra flair. The fact that Donna Karan choose to used real people over models really anchored the collection almost making it feel like you were just walking down a street in Soho with background music included.

What did you guys think? Don't forget to leave comments, feedback, thoughts, etc and subscribe to my page. Also check out Kelly, Dream in Lace,for her reviews on Monique Lhuillier, Alexander Wang, Delpozo, and Mara Hoffman. 

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