Runway Thoughts: DKNY

Today I’m looking at the DKNY collection (I plan to check out Donna Karen’s signature collection later). I’m not usually a big fan of DKNY. Maybe it’s because I don’t live in New York, who knows. Regardless, this collection in some way surprised me and in some ways was pretty expected.

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Black with small amounts of underlying yellow was a big theme. There were lots of black dresses with hints of yellow under the straps and neckline. There was so much black in this collection! Some of the pictures seriously look like legs and a floating head with just space in between because the blackness blended in with the background! I wasn’t a big fan of these designs.

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The menswear was mostly unremarkable, but for some reason I liked this one. There were lots of black suits with white shirts and black ties. This outfit plays with texture a little more though, and I like that. He doesn’t look like a paper doll. I’m not crazy about sweater vests usually, but the texture and contrast on this one works well.

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This is such a cute dress. There were a few cute, flowy dresses, but this one is by far my favorite. First of all, it isn’t black (most of the others were). I love the detailing near the hemline and the green is a great color that you don’t see often. I would absolutely wear this dress. I would even pay money for it!

Overall I was unimpressed by this collection. Too much of it was black and it got boring. There were some gems, like the dress above, that I did like. I can’t say this collection made me any more of a fan of DKNY, but it was one of the best shows I’ve seen from the brand.

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