June 02, 2014 New York
It's been a jubilant year for DKNY, which has been celebrating its 25th anniversary since last September. Keeping the momentum going, the label's new Resort collection wrapped up the milestone in festive fashion. Who doesn't want to stay 25 forever? Sticking to a minimalist color palette of black and white with pops of pink, the design team went all-out with fanciful accents like feathers, sequins, pearl embellishments, and fringe. The opening outfit—a fur-trimmed nylon bomber paired with a crisp button-up, biker jacket, and plume-trimmed skirt—exemplified the balance of femininity and city grit at play. Technical mesh fabrications gave the effect of sporty tulle on tiered LBDs, flared skirts, flirty crop tops, and bombers. Elsewhere, delicate lace assumed a tomboyish attitude when layered with slouchy tuxedo-inspired separates, and a flirty, flame-hued party frock looked fresh topped with a cozy oversize cardigan. Other winning moments included pleated metallic midi skirts, languid trenches, and a trendy fringed tank teamed with casual track pants. Styled with black New York Yankees baseball caps and platform sneakers tagged with ’89 (the brand's birth year), the collection nicely captured DKNY's urban ethos while introducing a bit more frivolity into the mix.
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