November 19, 2013 New York
DKNY celebrated its 25th anniversary in September, and the brand is still in party mode. The design team latched onto the logomania trend for Spring and continued to flirt with the idea for Pre-Fall. A sporty jersey emblazoned with "25" looked current teamed with an iridescent organza bomber. Novelty tees featured slogans regularly tossed around the company headquarters; to those in the know, "Pizza or Caviar?" represents the choice between contemporary-priced DKNY or designer label Donna Karan. Other pieces that echoed the Spring runway included self-tying chiffon shirtdresses and kicky neoprene skirts laser-cut with an eyelet pattern. Keeping in mind the early summer delivery time, creative director Jane Chung worked a subtle surfer vibe through the lineup, splashing track pants and matching button-ups with a graphic tropical motif, and showing bold, striped tank dresses that alternated bands of soft jersey and matte, rubberized cotton. Per usual, there was an emphasis on convertibility and system dressing best exemplified by crepe jackets and sheaths with zip-off sleeves, as well as a standout black trench with a detachable sheer skirt that was stylish and smart.
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