Opening the doors of the venue to provide the quintessentially New York backdrop of a yellow cab bearing a DKNY logo and closing the show with “American Woman” playing, the DKNY show, held on the afternoon of September 11th, was equal parts NYC defiance and patriotism. “We remember that day 10 years ago that changed our city forever,” the program notes read, “We remember the courage, the inspiration, the compassion. How we came together, reaffirming our strength to the world. There truly is no place anywhere like our beloved city, New York. Our inspiration.” If there’s such a thing as the correct way to put together a fashion show for September 11th, then this would be the way.
We loved the combination of tailored, fitted pieces and floaty, away-from-the-body pieces. Also loved the splatter and poppy prints, the use of red, white and blue without getting too obviously Betsy Ross about it, the typically (and timelessly) stylish DK coats and jackets, and of course, the big floppy hats. As usual with DKNY, there’s a specific woman in mind for these looks and she’s urban, confident, chic, and bold.
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