Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: Donna Karan brought slick sophistication back to DKNY for fall and pursued a luxurious direction through crocodile embossed leathers and plenty of fur. Sticking mostly to her favorite non-color, Karan layered black separates to create slim, edgy suiting out of wool bomber jackets paired with pintucked trousers and gave chic appeal to quilted parkas by cinching them with corset belts. Although many of the pieces telegraphed a serious mood, some lighter flirtations appeared via an oversized sweater in a graphic animal print or with the many short, swingy dresses and skirts. Shaved furs added dramatic texture to outerwear and a simple wool overcoat with chunky chinchilla sleeves was particularly gorgeous. —Nina Stotler
Silhouette: Fit and flare / Slim / A-line
Color: Black / Navy / Dove grey / Oxblood / Fuchsia / Cobalt / Gunmetal
Key Items: Leather skirts / Turtlenecks / Skinny trousers / Leather sleeve blazers / Long sleeve dresses / Skirt suits / Oversize sweaters / Hooded puffer jackets / Elongated peacoats / Fur coats / Ruffle hem dresses / Turtleneck sweaters
Materials: Leather / Fur / Cashmere / Wool / Silk / Lace / Chiffon / Bouclé / Crocodile embossed leather / Felt
Print + Pattern: Florals / Graphic animal prints
Details + Trim: Contrast piping / Zippers / Funnel necks / Hoods / Ties / Ruffles / Peplum hems
Accessories + Footwear: Opaque hosiery / Ankle boots / Fur scarves / Platform ankle strap heels / Wide leather belts / Portfolio clutches / Leather bowling bags
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