Donna Karan

New York:
After last season’s dreamy Grace Kelly-inspired collection, Donna traveled to post-earthquake Haiti. The work of Haitian artist Philippe Dodar inspired broad brushstroke prints on body-hugging shift dresses and full skirts. But, Donna has been in the business too long to let a theme override her aesthetic; a sense of restraint prevailed. For every tribal print, there was a body-contouring jacket, a monochrome ruched dress, or an athletic zip-up top. The color palette was classic Donna: earthy with shots of muted neons. Best in show was a slinky copper-colored gown beaded with a graphic, large-scale tribal motif. – Shine Anthony-Dharan

Silhouette: Body-hugging

Color: Black / White / Tan / Lilac / Lime / Mustard / Sienna

Key Items: Printed full skirts / Ruched dresses / Fitted shift dresses / Boxy jackets

Materials: Leather / Cotton / Suede / Knits

Prints + Patterns: Tribal prints and motifs

Details + Trim: Exposed zips / Transparent inserts / Leather trim / Studs / Pleating / Beading

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