How do you put on a fashion show on the day of national tragedy? By making it a tribute to New York, the city you love. Donna Karan addressed the elephant in the room called Sept. 11th at her DKNY show on Sunday with typical elegance and understatement. The program reminded New Yorkers and the fashion world how the city came together on Sept. 11th and it was the first thing viewers saw on the program at the Spring/Summer 2012 show. It took courage to address that, but I think that is Donna Karan's forthright style.
|Pictured: A soft pink layered dress for Spring 2012 from DKNY (photo by Peter Michael Dills/Getty Images for Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week|
|Pictured: DKNY Red zippered top and matching chapeau (photo: M. Hall)|
The collection was a mix of form-fitting and loosely structured garments, offering something for a variety of shapes and sizes. Versatile over-sized tees could be paired with skinny pants or contrasting coats and jackets. This collection had more prints that previous collections from DKNY, including some lovely graphite prints in black, white and soft pink patterns. I look forward to seeing the collection in stores this spring. You can never go wrong with a little DKNY.