Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: The city that gave Donna Karan’s diffusion line its name has remained a constant throughout her collections, and this season, the designer continued to explore the urban uniform through an active lens. If there is one thing any seasoned New Yorker knows, it is that getting ready in the morning involves preparing for the inevitable: rain, heat, important business meetings, last-minute workouts, dinners, parties. And so Karan equipped her savvy city dweller with sporty yet chic separates to go from day to evening and any occasion. The mix of tailored basics, streetwear and sleek athletic staples evoked the minimalist strain that Karan was so instrumental to in the 90s. However, the offbeat mix of fashion genres infused the collection with a freshness that was entirely contemporary.—Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Boyish slouch / Fit ‘n’ flare / Sporty body-con
Color: Optic white / Cornflower / Highlighter yellow / Cognac / Desert taupe
Key Items: Slit prairie skirt / Fitted denim shirt / Statement anorak / Puffed ‘n’ pegged pant / Color-blocked maillot / Skater dress / Tee bodysuit / Denim Bermuda shorts / Jean jumpsuit
Materials: Vintage-washed denim / Crisp cotton suitings / Athletic mesh / Silk jersey / Leather / Performance nylon / Neoprene
Print + Pattern: Paint textures / Metallic foil
Details + Trim: Thigh-high slits / Shirttail hems / Mesh insets
Accessories + Footwear: Stiletto sneakers / Fanny pack / Leather-trimmed caps / Bowling bag
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