The first thing you noticed about DKNY
's Fall show was its eclectic cast. Nearly half of the 55 total looks were modeled by real New Yorkers, including familiar faces—among them, rapper Angel Haze and It girl DJs Hannah Bronfman and Chelsea Leyland—and more unrecognizable characters scouted on the streets, including contemporary artists, pro skateboarders, nightlife hosts, and more. They lent a certain credibility to urban staples like functional black parkas with fur hoods, puffer coats, and bomber jackets made for conquering the city's sidewalks. Karan touched on a variety of salable themes for Fall. Graphic houndstooth was featured on both a needle-punched tweed car coat as well as a printed tank dress paneled with lace. That menswear-inspired group gave way to a series of cool, striped shearlings like the one worn by Eliza Cummings, whose swaggering runway walk added appeal to her statement fur styled with a black vinyl midi skirt and flat-form sneakers. The lineup dipped into tiger stripes and blanket dressing, then transitioned into slouchy suiting separates and classic outerwear items, including the navy duffle coat worn by Bronfman. Meanwhile, sequins jazzed up the sleeves of a bordeaux-colored sweatshirt, which came paired with a matching fur stole and wool trumpet skirt. Things ended on a high note with a long slip gown that combined gray silk with a matching flannel skirt. At the end of the day, there was nothing particularly new about these wearable, contemporary clothes, but the eye-catching street casting made it all the more persuasive.