DKNY Does Resort

The thing I like about DKNY is that while it may not be grand couture it is an extremely wearable and retail friendly label.  And the 2012 Resort Collection is no exception.  There are a lot of themes we’ve seen before (the cape, scarves, etc), but that doesn’t mean that they don’t continue to turn heads!  There is a distinctly urban and sophisticated feel that epitomizes Donna Karan’s aesthetic, but it is the youthfulness that separates this label from her others.

Now for a closer look at the collection:

How awesome is the shape of this dress?  This is a perfect example of DKNY bringing back the cape and me being beyond thrilled that they did.

And here is the scarf.  This skirt reminds me of a wrap skirt that my parents brought me from Bali.  I love that the elegant skirt is paired with a more relaxed top- one of my favorite style juxtapositions.

This is such a fun party dress.  Gold and black color combos always have a sort of vintage-y feel that I love.  Paired with the shoes???  Yes please!

Looking for something a bit more relaxed, but all kinds of chic?  This is it.  But don’t be fooled— the jacket’s color blocking is absolutely essential for achieving the cool factor.

Modern Suiting.  There is nothing old or contrived here.  Just a powerful suit that still possesses loads of character.  (Remember The “First Impressions” post?  This look would be a winner!)

All I can say is:  talk about literal color blocking!!  This tunic dress is quite the party.  But its ease is what makes it special.  Great for a “maximum statement, minimum effort” kind of thing.

What did you think of the collection???

 

 

 

 

Comments

  1. The first and fifth looks are my favourite!!

    Last one is great for a night out!

  2. oh my God! This is the first time I have seen any of it, and I’m in love with it!

  3. I am more of a bit relaxed look gal. I love the black vest. Hopefully they have it in white; white is awesome for summer.

  4. That suit is SO so beautiful!

  5. THE-LOUDMOUTH says:

    OMG… love the dresses! WANT!!!

  6. I feel that I under appreciate what Donna Koran does and you’ve reminded me why she is such a great designer- she puts fashion into everything yet makes it wearable and woman-friendly. That cape dress is a knock out and I would totally own it.

  7. I love the cape dress and the suit! I love the Donna Karan’s clothing!

  8. My faves are def the color blocking dress and the casual pant outfit with the vest. Totally me. Uuuggh. I think I may go shopping today, i’m in such a rotten mood. Looking pretty could defintely make me feel better.

  9. My faves are def the color blocking dress and the casual pant outfit with the vest. Totally me. Uuuggh. I think I may go shopping today, i’m in such a rotten mood. Looking pretty could defintely make me feel better.

  10. I wore a ton of DKNY when I lived in NY and this post is reminding me how much I love her stuff. I agree Alexis, DKNY is so wearable and I still love her all these years later because I can always find something to wear in her collections–this one is a good one!

    xo Mary Jo

  11. I like all the looks except the last one. If I wore that, I’d look like a giant pan of “Jiffy Pop”. And she needs to touch up her roots ! Jus sayin

  12. Great clothes! I’ve always liked DKNY. I still have one of her suits from the 90’s, but sadly that was a few pounds ago so I can’t get into it anymore. I tried a linen dress on at macy’s a few weeks ago and loved it. It was so plain but so great. I’ll keep an eye out for that cape dress. It’s very cool.

    Love,
    Heather
    http://thestyleconfessions.com/

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