September 09, 2006
Shifting back-projections of city life wrapped the room, setting the scene for a presentation that shifted the focus from the college boys of DKNY's fall to their urban brothers. Like the women's half of the collection, the clothes combined classic and sport detailsa navy windbreaker paired with baggy linen shorts, for instance, or a black silk hoodie worn under a pinstriped suitbut the menswear was much quieter in mood. Think tone on tone, rather than the pinks, oranges, and yellows that brightened up the womenswear (okay, there was one hoodie in purple silk). But just as in the women's offering, it was a coat that was the star, this one long, sleek, and hooded.