12 posts tagged "DKNY"
Scanning back through recent seasons, the runways have sometime looked like an episode of VH1′s I Love the ’90s. Think of the grunge revivals at Dries Van Noten and Saint Laurent, or the catwalk comebacks of Carolyn Murphy and Kirsten Owen. We’ve also seen designers return to logomania, crop tops, and overalls. But the nineties throwback that feels most modern to us is the slipdress—the clean, minimal lines of which recall the glory days of Carolyn Bessette Kennedy and a young Kate Moss. For Spring, everyone from Stella McCartney and Isabel Marant to Jason Wu and Wes Gordon put their respective spin on the streamlined look. Keeping with that theme, Donna Karan celebrated the twenty-fifth anniversary of DKNY by revisiting the slinky, low-backed “naked dress” made infamous by the character Carrie Bradshaw on Sex and the City.
Curtis Kulig is the artist responsible for the “Love Me” graphic, which you’ve no doubt seen scrawled across urban buildings. The phrase has wiggled its way into the fashion world, inspiring brands such as Nike, Lanvin, and DKNY, and now Kulig is reimagining his signature saying for Me + Mi—a new jewelry line, which, created by L.A.-based jewelry designer Mimi Jakobson and Kulig himself, launches today. “I always like to see what I’ve created in a new medium,” Kulig said of the 14-karat-gold-plated range. “I love objects, especially when they’re shiny and tactile…I’m a kid that way.”
To bring his artistry into the third dimension, Kulig turned his hand-painted phrases into inlays and dripping motifs. “It’s amazing to see something that flat take on so much dimension,” Kulig delights. “It all comes to life—all the processes that have been part of my work but are applied in a completely different context.”
The collection of gold-plated designs cast in Kulig’s signature script plays on the relationship between artist and designer, as well as where those two sensibilities meet. “I’ve had a long history of working with high-profile, strong women,” Jakobson says. “So it’s been so fun to experience a different dynamic in design with Curtis; he really trusts my feminine take on his art.” And for Kulig, working in design brought on a new set of challenges. “As a designer, in jewelry, fashion, or even technology, you have to weigh your ideas and visions against what the public is ready for.” Kulig hopes the masses are prepared for luxury and, of course, more love.
Priced between $40 and $197, Me + Mi is available, beginning today, at www.meplusmi.com.
The baseball cap: It’s the sartorial hallmark of America’s pastime. And while MLB’s current doping scandal may have muddied the sport it represents, the hat itself is going strong, popping up everywhere from the showroom to the stage.
Earlier this summer, Cara Delevingne, long a champion of the casual cap, wore a zigzagged snapback to Glastonbury. Just this past weekend, both Sky Ferreira and Angel Haze donned baseball hats at Lollapalooza, the latter looking particularly on point with her J.W. Anderson Spring ’14 menswear top and brash Versace medallion.
As is often the case with It girls and their wardrobes, parallels appeared on the runway. For Resort 2014, DKNY showed a black-and-white version of the accessory with a gold lamé bomber. Max Mara, too, employed the topper, pairing it with a vivid chevron top and pink cropped pants.
In 1992, DKNY unveiled its giant, six-story-high black-and-white wall at 600 Broadway. Depicting a pre-9/11 skyline inside the DKNY logo, the mural reached what many would describe as icon status—it was a landmark for tourists and locals alike that marked the entrance to Soho. In 2008, however, Abercrombie & Fitch, or, more specifically, Hollister, acquired retail space in the building, and plans to remove the image were put into action. This month, the wall, or rather, its sentiment, returns. But instead of posting it at Houston and Broadway, Karan asked a host of artists to reinterpret the facade, and their iterations have been erected in ten cities around the world. Dubbed #DKNYArtworks, the project includes a series of installations in cities such as Tokyo, Paris, Dubai, Kuwait City, Seoul, and, of course, New York—residents have no doubt seen the red, black, and white work by HOW & NOSM in Times Square, or California-born artist Amy Gartrell’s creations at Yankee Stadium, JFK Airport, the DKNY Madison Avenue Flagship, and on the Hampton Jitney. Colorful renderings of the Big Apple inside the DKNY logo have also been placed in London (graffiti artist ROID is projecting his DKNY logo on Big Ben), Shanghai (Nod Young has mounted a billboard and LED installation on Nanjing West Road), Hong Kong (multidisciplinary artist Calvin Ho put his illustration skills to work at three locations), and Milan (photographer and fine artist Maurizio Galimberti produced a billboard). A selection of the international signage debuts here. Continue Reading “DKNY Goes Round the World” »
Dye treatments are typically reserved for colorful tank tops and sundresses, but this season designers have applied icy-hued ombré effects to sweaters, jackets, and scarves. The result is a fresh update to the typically muted winter palette. Shop our picks from Acne Studios, Carven, DKNY, and more, below.
1. Acne Studios jacket, $370, available at www.net-a-porter.com
2.Carven sweater, $455, available at www.matchesfashion.com
3. Tory Burch scarf, $185, available at www.toryburch.com
4. DKNY bag, $295, available at www.dkny.com
5. Current/Elliott jeans, $305, available at www.matchesfashion.com
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