Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

Posted on September 14, 2011

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

The notes for this show informed us that Donna Karan took her inspiration for this collection from her travels to Haiti, which she interpreted in her own way, offering up tribal-inspired prints, colors, and jewelry with an urban, modern twist. We love the natural, earthy tones of this collection. Usually, “earth tones” just means shades of brown, of which there are plenty here, but she took it one step further, describing the color palette as “earth, teak, bone, citrus, fern, and African violet.” There are times when the “tribal” aspect gets a little too literal, but a lot of that could be mitigated by mentally removing the jewelry, which, while beautiful, is extremely literal. We love the color-blocking, the silhouette of a tight bodice over a circle skirt, the brass and wood appliques, and the gorgeous prints, which were inspired by the work of Haitian artist Phillipe Dodar. “Tribal” is a problematic description for a fashion collection because it too often applies the term to a too-broad range of cultures and styles, but by limiting her inspiration not just to Haiti but to the work of a specific Haitian artist, Donna Karan managed to present a tribal collection that felt reverential rather than like mere appropriation. A beautiful, earthy, sophisticated set of looks.

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

Donna Karan Spring 2012 Collection

 

 

 

[Photo Credit: Getty]

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous! A number of dresses I wish I could afford.

    • Robert Bell

      Many, many cultures over many time periods have taken inspiration or directly copied other cultures.  “Appropriation” is not a bad word

      • Anonymous

        Agreed. I get a little tired of people implying it’s cultural theft, or something. Different cultures around the world have a lot to offer one another, a lot to share… and I think a mixing of cultures is a healthy and positive thing for the world. The more we can learn and share with one another the better. And imitation really is the sincerest form of flattery.

        (It does, however, need to be done thoughtfully, I think, with a true understanding of what it is one is appropriating. Thoughtless appropriation shares nothing – it’s just mimicry.)

        • http://robot-heart.tumblr.com heartbot

          I think that’s the difference between appropriation and homage: one is thoughtless, without understanding or respecting the subject being drawn upon, while the other draws genuine inspiration, and attempts to understand, respect, and even give back to the subject.

      • Sobaika Mirza

        It’s bad when it’s thoughtless. This isn’t exactly fashion, but there was a time when Arab kefiyeh’s became all the rage among the hipster crowd. Like Asian character tattoos. This collection manages to be inspired by another culture, but with research and thought put it.

        • http://profiles.google.com/shannonlstewart Shannon Stewart

          Apropos of nothing here but reminded of it by the Asian character comment, I once met a guy with a white supremacist tatoo — in Chinese.  Yep, he was THAT stupid…

          • Anonymous

            I work with a Chinese native who tells me that he loves seeing tattoos on people that they think say one thing and say the exact opposite.  There was one that was supposed to imply that the wearer was a killer…but it actually translated to “Kill Me!!”

            • Anonymous

              My Chinese friend and I once spotted a young man proudly wearing a chinese character tattoo.  My friend started laughing and told me “His tattoo says ‘No MSG.'”  

            • Anonymous

              OH –SNAP!!  Wonder if it Ashton Kutcher was his tattoo artist!

          • http://www.chic-steals.com Carly J. Cais

            Oh, I’d believe it.  I see so many tattoos where the character is missing strokes, ill-formed, or patently ridiculous in meaning and completely ill-suited as a tattoo.  People from Asian cultures who can read and understand those characters (i.e., Chinese, Japanese, and some Koreans) are polite enough not to guffaw in people’s faces, but still, an eye-roll is warranted…

            One I saw lately: on a woman’s upper chest, the first character of the 2-character compound word for “Peace”.  Using only the first character without the second, it means… “Flat.”

      • Anonymous

        “Inspired by” might be a more accurate and less perjorative term.

    • http://karensbooksandchocolate.blogspot.com/ Karenlibrarian

      Love the gorgeous asymmetrical necklines. And the color blocking!  I was so bored when Mila did it over and over on PR, but that’s color blocking I’d wear (if I were six inches taller, that is).  Just stunning.  I want all of it!

      • Anonymous

        Maybe that’ s because this is colour blocking done in something other than stripes or right angles. Mila’s colour blocking always felt really basic in terms of the shapes and movement, this, on the other hand, pairs different colours and creates different shapes. It’s also not the only technique being displayed, which helps.

    • Anonymous

      Very nice, I like a lot of this collection.  Very DK but fresh and modern.  On a not really related note: I am hoping you boys will treat us to a post featuring Kirstie Alley and her catwalk in Fashion Week.  I saw a small pic and would love to see more and get your opinion.

    • Sobaika Mirza

      I hate the term ‘tribal’ for that very reason, but Donna Karan manages it rather well here. Love it!

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I absolutely adore this collection.  Finally, gorgeous clothes that I could actually wear if I were rich!

    • Anonymous

      For the first time in TLo’s summary of fashion week, I can say this with glee:  “Look at the pretties!”

      Were I a wealthy lady who “dressed,” I would purchase almost all of these. 

      • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_PRM766RS56X25A5742XLACK2LM Sam

        I so agree. This was the first time I’ve seen looks that I responded really well to.

    • Margot Brose

      Gorgeous! I love that dress with the appliqued dragonflies~!

    • Anonymous

      Now THIS is the way to approach mimicking paint on a canvas.  These are beautiful.  I really love the combinations of brown on brown with the other earthy tones thrown in.  Lovely, just lovely.

    • Judy_J

      I really like this collection.  Love the skirts especially, and that strapless color-blocked gown in the second row….gorgeous!

    • Anonymous

      Wow, what gorgeous clothes. 

    • Anonymous

      As a huge DK fan I must say I love and covet this entire collection. I like her fresh and modern twist on earth tones and neutrals. I especially love the fuller-skirt silhouettes and asymmetrical necks and hemlines. DK always has and always will know how to dress a woman.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely gorgeous stuff, but (excuse my political incorrectness) there are a LOT of white people on that runway for a Haitian-inspired collection.

      A lot of those shades of brown, while lovely, aren’t really going to look good on anyone. They’re just not quite the right shade to flatter most skin/hair tones. Despite my quibbles, I would wear the hell out of a lot of these fantastic dresses.

    • Anonymous

      Absolutely gorgeous stuff, but (excuse my political incorrectness) there are a LOT of white people on that runway for a Haitian-inspired collection.

      A lot of those shades of brown, while lovely, aren’t really going to look good on anyone. They’re just not quite the right shade to flatter most skin/hair tones. Despite my quibbles, I would wear the hell out of a lot of these fantastic dresses.

    • Mariah J

      Color me surprised. When I heard tribal I did not think it would be this wearable. I covet many of these for my closet!

    • Mariah J

      Color me surprised. When I heard tribal I did not think it would be this wearable. I covet many of these for my closet!

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous, all of it.

      Five says Beyonce has that tight purple number on at some point in the next few months.

       

    • Anonymous

      KILLING ME!! I just died of fashion happiness.

      • Anonymous

        Oh, and Dear Gretchen, you can stop trying now because it’s been DONE. 

    • Anonymous

      Loving the bold prints – or is it intricate color blocking?

    • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

      I can’t remember the last time I loved every single thing in a collection. This is so beautiful, modern and womanly. I even like the color blocking, and I usually hate color blocking.

      Everything is fabulous.

    • Anonymous

      I have a love/hate relationship with Donna, it’s love in this case. Some of the prints go a bit too far, but this is a mostly awesome collection.

    • Anonymous

      This is a real departure for her. I love the prints and I really love that first skirt.

      And this color palette, coming from her, gives me a little giggle because I have a friend who worked for her and one of her rules, for her employees, was that no one was allowed to wear brown.

      –GothamTomato

      • Anonymous

        I worked for her and she had no problem with brown, she even
        complimented the heck out of my boss and the creative director when they
        were wearing brown outfits.  I even saw her wearing brown!  Maybe she
        changed her mind.

        • Anonymous

          My friend said he was told (by her) that he had to change because he was not supposed to be wearing brown.

          –GothamTomato

          • Anonymous

            Ha!  I can see her doing that, but probably in regards to his coloring or something.  She’s a really itneresting boss!!

          • Anonymous

            Ha!  I can see her doing that, but probably in regards to his coloring or something.  She’s a really itneresting boss!!

      • Anonymous

        I worked for her and she had no problem with brown, she even
        complimented the heck out of my boss and the creative director when they
        were wearing brown outfits.  I even saw her wearing brown!  Maybe she
        changed her mind.

    • MilaXX

      LOVE THIS. Not a fan of the necklaces but seriously in love with everything else about this collection.

    • http://twitter.com/LianaBrooks Liana Brooks

      And this is why I love her clothes. I love the color choices here.

    • Anonymous

      These are BEAUTIFUL. Seriously beautiful.

      Now, minions, educate me. I am in mid-life and my formal training in most things long behind me. TLo dealt with the use of “tribal” entirely adequately, above, but my pedantic soul wants a definition.

      Is “tribal” now in use as a reference to any non-European cultural motif or adornment in use by persons of color (usually of at least partial African ancestry?)

      My understanding of the island of Hispaniola is pretty much all Dominican, not Haitian, but I understood that the Native tribes were pretty much killed off by disease and harsh treatment early on, and their remnants subsumed in the occupying/imported races (that is European colonists & African slaves.)  And, further, that the African slaves, while predominantly from West Africa, had a mix of origins – both tribal and regional – as did most slave populations.

      So, if all of these things which I *think* in my half-educated way are true, ARE true – why “tribe?,” what tribe, exactly is this “tribal” influence referring to?

      Or is it just shorthand for “Non-white, particularly African and/or Indigenous?”

      And while this may not be representative of all his work, I found this link on line for Phlippe Dodard:  http://www.africaresource.com/house/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=59:philippe-dodard-spirits-of-the-caribbean&catid=7:past-exhibitions&Itemid=42.

      Obviously, the African origins of many Caribbean peoples are an inspiration – but there are obviously influences from European visual art – is this “tribal” designation a self-identification or does it work like the old Jim Crow: any detectable African influence determines that it’s “tribal”?

      • http://www.joannao.blogspot.com JoannaOC

        No, you are not over-thinking it, just recognizing an unfortunate tendency in the fashion industry to lump things together through an exoticist lens. There are no tribes in Haiti. In this case, when the inspiration is s specific Haitian artist, I think we can recognize the artist’s visual references to cultural influences of Africa on the people of Haiti, and the colors might suggest the landscape. If people want a short descriptive phrase, I think “Haitian” or “African-influenced” would be more accurate.

      • https://profiles.google.com/104791269167429064986 Judy S

        Thanks for saying all this because I was thinking something similar. Unfortunately I think “tribal” in this case means something like “primitive” or “uncivilized”–by NYC standards, anyway. In normal parlance, it ought to mean something like “pertaining to a particular tribe or self-identified cultural group in a nation/region which has many such mutually exclusive cultures.” You are much more polite than I would be. It’s a mindlessly romantic term, or as JoannaOC says “exoticist.”

    • Anonymous

      Super collection.  And so happy to see some things that a well-dressed businesswoman could actually wear to an office, along with cocktail and more formal dresses.

    • Anonymous

      There are several dresses I would love to have – if only I was young and thin and rich.

    • http://profiles.google.com/shawna.ready shawna ready

      Those girls sure are working those pony tails! Love it all

    • Anonymous

      Wow, I want almost all of them.  Oh, to be wealthy!

    • Anonymous

      So many things to love in this beautiful, wearable collection, but my absolute favorite is the all-white dress in the third row.  Also love all the orange-and-black looks in the third row from the bottom.  Oh, heck–I just love the collection!  Prints! Colors!  This fashion season makes me very happy!

      • http://www.facebook.com/CatherineKatz Catherine Katz

        LOVE that dress, too!  The shape and fit are gorgeous – and I don’t think you have to be a stick to wear it!  I’d like it better in the purple, though!  

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        Yeah, that’s a fabulous dress, and it would be gorgeous in any color.

    • http://isara.livejournal.com/ Synnamin

      gorgeous collection. Love the pops of purple here and there

    • Anonymous

      She got that from Haiti? A country where people have no food and clothes, half in ruins, covered in sugar cane plantations?    

      • Anonymous

        Yup, I’d be impressed if some portion of the sales goes to help rebuild Haiti.  Maybe she gives, privately?

        • Anonymous

          The clothes are beautiful but the inspiration leaves me a little dismayed. Even if she gives privately or otherwise proclaiming Haiti, the world’s poorest country devastated by corruption and natural disasters as the inspiration for this chic urban collection was not perhaps the best idea. Sure, Haiti has natural beauty and strong cultural traditions but I think the timing is off.

        • Anonymous

          She gives to Haiti TONS, it’s her pet support cause right now.  SHe enevr stops planning for them, going there and raising money for them!

        • Anonymous

          She gives to Haiti TONS, it’s her pet support cause right now.  SHe enevr stops planning for them, going there and raising money for them!

      • Anonymous

        She supports Haiti tons, she got this from the culture

      • Anonymous

        She supports Haiti tons, she got this from the culture

      • Anonymous

        I beg to differ with such a culturally insensitive comment as this. For haiti to be dismissed as devoid of anything culturally inspiring because of its economic and political struggles is absurd. Thats a justification for any where in the world to be seen as uncultured as *all* countries whether rich or poor have some version of these same struggles. And really have you ever stopped to think that it is the acute nature of haitis problems that might just inspire a cultural response in art music etc that is impassioned and inspirational?? Usually the best artistry emerges from the pain of life. So yes infact dk could have gone to haiti and seen art that indeed blew her mind and thus this collection.

        Oh and think before you speak next time. Thanks.

        • Anonymous

          Without a doubt, Haiti has a rich history and complex and vibrant cultural traditions i think the reaction I initially had was in seeing the connection between Haiti’s current situation and this luxe collection of high-end designer clothing. That being said it is unfair to second guess someone else’s artistic inspiration. Moreover, although I know quite a bit about Haiti I don’t really know anything about DK’s relationship with the country so I shouldn’t judge.

    • aimee_parrott

      WANT.  These are stunning.

    • Anonymous

      Wow – that is a knock your socks off collection. Really beautiful.

    • Anonymous

      I can’t wait to see Jennifer Aniston in some of these dresses!
      Sorry, that was uncalled for.  Those really are gorgeous prints, especially the crossbody dresses.  The mermaid dress is absolutely striking.

    • Joyce VG

      LOVE!

    • http://www.myblackfriendsays.com myblackfriendsays

      I don’t see anything I like/would wear.

    • http://profiles.google.com/trashilove { edi } ilovetrash

      a-line skirts, christina hendricks, a-line skirts.

      a lot of this is glorious. i am no donna karan person, shall we say, but i like a lot of these.
      as per:
      they would look good on many body types. & theyre beautifully rendered. & different, & the varied inspiration, in addition to what she says, is unusual & interesting. as per, redux: four up from the bottom on the left, east west musical instruments. the jacket. but what i really like best is the skirt, two rows up from that, far right. also the purple jacket above the east west & the white jacket, no shoulders, on the right, same row as the east west. i rarely like so much donna karan, but there you go.

      • http://beautyforrealgirls.blogspot.com/ accidental housewife

        I’ve never been a Donna Karan person either. I’ve always thought she was pulling something over on American women with her schtick about making clothes that fit and appealed to normal women, because I’ve seldom found a Karan piece that I liked, or if I did like it, it seriously did not fit me. So I couldn’t figure out what normal women she was talking about. But this collection is fantastic. I couldn’t wear everything here, but there are numerous things that I could wear, and there are only a couple things here I wouldn’t want to wear.

        I also loved the DKNY collection, just not as much as this one.

    • Anonymous

      need the violet jacket

    • Anonymous

      Hells yeah

    • Anonymous

      Hells yeah

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_AYQCICXEN2CCDBFV5HED4Z2RUA Dee B

      LOVE!

    • Anonymous

      There’s a lot to like here. It’s nice to see DK doing something outside of her norm. 

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Linda-Harris/1358701372 Linda Harris

      Love the clothes, hate the styling

    • http://www.facebook.com/chloe.stabler Chloe Stabler

      So fabulous!!  I don’t think there’s a piece in there that’s not stunning.

    • http://www.facebook.com/people/Heather-Waddell/10401341 Heather Waddell

      Dear Donna Karan, please have samples made up to fit a short/chubby person and deliver them directly to my closet. I need just about every one of these pieces. From, Me

      PS. If you could also invite me to some fabulous parties so I have occasion to wear the gowns that would be super.

    • Anonymous

      Sorry, this comment is going to be a little off-topic and I’m probably going to sound like a giant kiss-ass here, but I just have to say that I really enjoy the way TLo write about fashion and TV. It just struck me reading the above post that their passion and enjoyment is always so evident unlike other blogs that just read like the writer is bored, or just being bitchy for the sake of it. And the ‘pretties’ are always good fun to look at too.

      TLDR: I’m in a sappy mood and TLo are great.

      Also, some of those dresses are GAWGEOUS.

    • Anonymous

      That is gorgeous!! I’d like to own about 3/4 of it. But the colour palette looks way more like a fall collection than spring.

    • Anonymous

      Every piece was gorgeous and STYLISH…  

    • Anonymous

      I love this collection, colors and silhouettes. I find it interesting that she was inspired by the work of a Haitian artist.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful and sophisticated indeed. Love this collection.

    • http://twitter.com/jennsaysmeow Fifi LaRoux

      Love! I love the tight bodices and the full skirts. The white one the third row down is my favorite. I love the purple fabric, and I wish she had made a gown or fuller skirted dress out of it.

    • Anonymous

      Sigh. I know Donna Karan is Donna Karan but I sure wish the PR designers had 2% of this talent.

    • http://twitter.com/#!/Space_Kitty Space Kitty

      Gorgeous and wearable are not the first words that come to mind when I hear tribal, but much of this collection is ready to go right off the runway!  Minus the dark lipstick and OTT jewelry, anyway.  Our pretty for the day!

    • Anonymous

      I’ve had a soft spot for DK since I was a teenage glued to Vogue.  She didn’t disappoint me.

    • Anonymous

      Just look at that hair swing!

    • Anonymous

      Just look at that hair swing!

    • Anonymous

      I normally don’t find Donna Karan to have much of a wow factor, but I’m completely enamored with this collection.  Looking forward to next year’s knock-offs in a department store near me :-)

    • Anonymous

      I normally don’t find Donna Karan to have much of a wow factor, but I’m completely enamored with this collection.  Looking forward to next year’s knock-offs in a department store near me :-)

    • Anonymous

      Gorgeous.  I would wear many of these in the dreamland where I can afford them and wear lots of dresses.  The oranges and greens and violets are so lovely.  I’m less excited about the browns, but probably because I’m so-so on brown. I’m surprised at how much I like the plummy lipstick against this color palette.  It’s unexpected.  The styling and the neutral backdrop really shows this collection in its best light.  Brava.

    • http://twitter.com/VicksieDo Vickie Lord

      A lovely fall collection…oh wait…

    • Anonymous

      not my fave collection of hers but i’m a huge fan – so hat tip ms karan. 

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_IHWCJIMARF4OOW6PQZQS3RFOOA JillK

      Stunning. I’d wear any and every piece, and that’s not something that’s true 99.9% of the time. Love it!

      BTW, what ever happened to the Mad Libs you guys used to post for us? I miss those.

    • Anonymous

      Interesting colors for spring fashions.

    • Anonymous

      I love Donna Karan but I hate hate hate this collection.

    • Anonymous

      Love it.  That white dress wandered in from another collection.  Like the model lost her way from one designer to another.  Like when you go to the wrong classroom.

    • Anonymous

      I like the swim suit alot.  I am wondering if there’s a Leanne “flappy skirt” thing going on in Row 7, position 3.  I think these are interesting but the jewelry is not my style and I know I would give it away the moment it was in my possession.  

    • Anonymous

      The criss-cross necklines/shoulder straps are terrific as is the color-blocking. Nothing crazy or out of the box here but it’s all very wearable and well-designed in an almost old-fashioned way. Solid fashion for dare I say regular women (with money) who find themselves needing a chic outfit or special occasion dress from time to time?

    • Anonymous

      J’adore this collection. I love that white dress, I wonder how many shacoins it will cost…

    • Anonymous

      Love, love, love all of it

    • Anonymous

      This is hands down my favorite collection of all the runway shows featured so far.  I love the prints, the colors, the accessories, and the urban tribal  influence.

    • Anonymous

      This is hands down my favorite collection of all the runway shows featured so far.  I love the prints, the colors, the accessories, and the urban tribal  influence.

    • Anonymous

      I was like, ‘Donna Karan? Really?’ Very pleasantly surprised. I don’t give a $%#@ about her inspirations but these are chic, original, beautiful dresses and I would wear more than a half-dozen of them. I hope we see some of our favorite starlets turning out some of these looks – they would definitely be werq-worthy if worn ‘correctly.’ (whatever the hell that means)

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100002351929256 Katie Lewis

      Love.  I would werq the shit out of those clothes.

    • Anonymous

      I love this collection. Full stop. Give me a swingy skirt in a cool pattern with a slashy top and I’m a happy girl. Love the color story. Love the silhouettes. Love the prints/patterns and the cool seaming details. I love this collection. Thanks so much for posting this T Lo, it made my evening!

    • Anonymous

      The graphic leather jacket. Christ on a bicycle, I must have it.

    • Anonymous

      Wow, this is really beautiful but also WHERE ARE ALL THE TV RECAPS? THE A-LIST? RZP? WHAT ARE WE, ANIMALS???

    • http://twitter.com/somuchhotter Ethan Barclay-Ennew

      Yes it is pretty, but like always this continent is two seasons gone by, cue Rykel 2009 shows….

    • Anonymous

      This is really, really beautiful.  Aside from the purple Wilma, which looks out of place, there isn’t a piece here that I don’t love.  This is my favorite of the collections you’ve posted.

    • Nora Mulllin

      About half of this needs to end up in my closet immediately. For the first time in a long time- with any designer- there are elements in nearly every look that i want to own.

    • taodon

      Love

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_TFDDXGYWAUZBM4M5MJIINUHWBA Martha

      I LOVE this collection

      I love the organic colors and prints and the blocking.  I love that many of the styles would look good on me; woman over 50 with normal BW and curves.

      Particularly love row 7 left panel, the gold/moss dress

    • Anonymous

      Lovely.  That purple top and most of the skirts need to be in my closet right now!

    • Anonymous

      Well, now we know what happened to the Robert Palmer girls after his death. That’s some severe styling!

    • nancy

      I’m in love! Going to buy a lotto ticket now…

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      Wow, those really are fantastic. I’m usually not big on a big fashion show stuff, often believing it to be way too out there. This time, though, a lot of the collection is gorgeous AND wearable, which isn’t a combination you always see. If I had, you know, money, I’d actually probably buy a lot of this! And I don’t usually wear many prints (because I’m a coward) so that’s saying something!

    • http://profiles.google.com/mercbubble42 Jessica O’Connell

      Wow, those really are fantastic. I’m usually not big on a big fashion show stuff, often believing it to be way too out there. This time, though, a lot of the collection is gorgeous AND wearable, which isn’t a combination you always see. If I had, you know, money, I’d actually probably buy a lot of this! And I don’t usually wear many prints (because I’m a coward) so that’s saying something!

    • Kim Sheehan

      One of each please.

    • Anonymous

      *GASP* This collection is gorgeous!

    • Now I am The Bee

      Totally love the color palette, especially the black and brown together.   Lots of easy, wearable clothes, which is why I’ve always loved DK.

    • Anonymous

      Beautiful, beautiful – wearable and flattering.  Love the shapes, the blocking, the fabric wrapping.  I found myself wishing these came in blues and greens, although I realize the brown tones are a big part of her inspiration.  (I just don’t like brown very much.)

    • Jessica Rowe

      I can’t wear any of those colours.  MAYBE the purple.  I like the shapes, though.  I just abhore the colours… probably would look good on DK herself, hence why those were chosen.

    • Anonymous

      Damn I wish I had money. Some of those dresses are just incredible.

    • http://pulse.yahoo.com/_VA5XLSF3QRELSC3MUFSXLP4EIE rebecca

      I love this. I was having my doubts given my reaction to the DKNY collection. This is beautiful.

    • Warmheartedgirl Seattle

      The color palette looks more fall than spring, but otherwise a GORGEOUS bunch of dresses that I would work the shit outta, if I could get into them!

    • Anonymous

      Artsy, urban, chic, sophisticated, cool.  I’ll take one of each, please.   

    • http://twitter.com/LAMusing LAMusing

      Beautiful!  I’d wear any of them – classic, flattering shapes, stylish and chic, and the kind of clothes you can wear for more than one season.  My only issue is a couple of the models are emaciated.  Hate that – stick like arms with bulging joints are not attractive – let alone the horrible message it sends women. And it’s also foolish because one of Donna Karan’s great strengths is her clothes are always so flattering on regular sized women.

    • Anonymous

      I love the purple jacket, and am running off to my fabric stash to figure out how I can “interpret” (knock off) the circle skirts for fall.

    • Anonymous

      I love the purple jacket, and am running off to my fabric stash to figure out how I can “interpret” (knock off) the circle skirts for fall.

    • http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=14301272 Kate Gorton

      I could totally see Shelley O rocking the one in Row 3 from the bottom, all the way right.