May 26, 2011 New York
The sharply tailored cape that wears like a coat draped over the shoulders—a favorite way of dressing among fashion editors—was major for Fall at DKNY. And the silhouette has come back strong for Resort, showing up on a fun sequined blouse, a long-haired shearling topper, and, most notably, on a flattering black crepe dress with structured shoulders. Scarf dressing, another well-trodden but resilient theme, was revisited here as well. The design team combined a silk scarf in a vintage nineties print with the label's signature, wear-it-any-which-way cozy sweater for a new twist on an old design. For nights out, flirty miniskirts came with either shredded chiffon ruffles or iridescent pink paillettes. A crimson-colored shearling coat hit on one of the runways' biggest trends; like the rest of the collection, it was no envelope-pusher, but still modern and accessible to the label's broad customer base.
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