Oct 05, 2017 | By Carlene Thomas Bailey
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New York: While Donna Karan uncovered the street savvy of seasoned New Yorkers for DKNY this spring, her eponymous line celebrated the naïve charms of awe-struck newcomers to the city. Structured cottons and floaty silks were tucked, draped and twisted into balletic full skirts and sinuous mermaid-like gowns – all in a palette of soft sea-inspired hues that gave the collection the look of a Degas painting. Ensembles were monochromatic, running from eggshell to midnight blue, but multi-textured, with crinkled surfaces, fabric piecing, sponge-y dye treatments and dimensional trims bringing a studied sense of style to the fairytale wardrobe.—Nivara Xaykao
Silhouette: Fit ‘n’ flare / Relaxed-straight / Cocoon
Color: Eggshell / Oyster / Seafoam / Chambray / Honeysuckle / Wheat / Goldenrod / Peach skin / Midnight blue
Key Items: Soft sheath / Sculpted strapless dress / Tweed suit / Cropped tuxedo jacket / Full skirt / Luxe house dress / Tonal track pants
Materials: Crinkled wax-coated cotton / Sateen / Washed silk / Voile / Silk jersey / Dupioni / Lamé / Tulle / Tweed / Georgette / Organza
Print + Pattern: Sponge-y textures
Details + Trim: Origami pleating and draping / Iridescent sequins / Long fringe edges
Accessories + Footwear: Wraparound sandals / Sculptural headbands
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