Primary school in primary colors. That was the feeling at DKNY's men's presentation, where models wore playground favorites updated for a modern city guy. "What we don't like is for anything to be too basic," said Umberto Leoni, the line's head of design.
For this collection, not too basic meant gray suede detailing on a sporty red anorak, or stretch lining on a cropped leather peacoat in the sunniest of yellows. A varsity jacket—the silhouette of choice for hip city guys over the past few seasons—was given a techy upgrade with the addition of an iPhone-specific pocket in the interior. And a blazer made of bonded neoprene attempted to bring innovation to a classic silhouette, although, much like the "sweatshirt" blazers that were popular a few years ago, something about that fabric in that shape feels wrong.
A T-shirt illustrated with robots best encapsulated the collection's "I can still dress like a kid if I want to" vibe. Dudes whose careers require that they look like a real adult day to day should try the cornflower blue topper—jaunty, but not too jaunty—and a classic two-button suit in a lightweight wool.