February 03, 2005
Though nursing an injured knee from a recent fall on the ski slopes, Donna Karan was in good spirits as she joined the likes of Patricia Field, Hal Rubenstein, and Thom Bishop for the presentation of her Fall '05 men's collection at the Stephan Weiss gallery. Karan's edgier diffusion line featured molded pinstriped jackets and boot-cut pants in evergreen and aubergine palettes, plus soft-washed tailored shirts and long-sleeve tees. Inspired by the technology used by the urban dweller that makes up DKNY's target audience, the collection also featured a series of rubberized anoraks, peacoats with waterproof zippers, and nylon jackets that could easily snap in and out of overcoatsperfect for fall in the line's namesake city. Also of note: the collection's layered looks, ambassador hats, and scarves coupled with knit racing-striped sweaters.