At today's DKNY
menswear presentation, creative director Garry Martin was very clear about form following function when it comes to the label's customer. "He's not about to walk around toting a sweater in his bag just in case," Martin said. "If he's going to wear a chunky knit, it should be able to function as a coat as well." Each piece had that kind of streetwise versatility. A worn-in-looking barn jacket came with a detachable faux shearling lining for adjusting to fickle weather patterns, and slim blazers were layered any which way with puffer vests and shawl-collar sweaters. The theme of the collection was "urban rhythm," and at the presentation, New York Rangers goalie Henrik Lundqvist, who was moonlighting as a model, sang along with buzzy Brooklyn band Holy Ghost, the members of which were all dressed in identical suits. Like the live music, the clothes here were mix and match, as befits the rugged yet refined DKNY dude.