September 23, 2016
By Ola Prywer
Photos Courtesy of DKNY
Lodz, Poland – The inaugural DKNY collection hit the catwalk under the leadership of its new creative directors, Maxwell Osborne & Dao-Yi Chow. The new Spring/Summer 2016 outing shows the most chic monochromatic with a touch of the sallow khaki green and royal blue. It’s the vision of extremely feminine and innovative pure in form.
The DKNY woman wears herself manly. Her style is composed by oversized (also two-tiered) jackets, loosely waist-ted and drawn in the dress-like way. Some of the pieces are absolutely restructured, but in the most subtle of ways. The fabrics are clearly light, stripped or pleated from time to time.
The designers also leave enough space for hot transparency, but not in the so-obvious-way. They do not exaggerate with their amount of prints. However once they do, they do it up bigtime and in a big city way. They are carefully matched with the alpine snow white handbags and non-laces boots.
The DKNY proves that the smart downtown/urban style has in its DNA.