DKNY 2015 Resort Collection, Rsort 2015 New York Collection by DKNY.
DKNY’s street casting last season was one of the highlights of New York Fashion Week. The blue braids, peroxide chops, head-to-toe tattoos, and all matters of shapes, sizes, and personalities that strutted down the runway were positively invigorating. And it turns out that months later, the crew is still hanging out together. So why not keep the party going?
Donna Karan saw her DKNY resort collection as a continuation of that celebratory street spirit. So sure, you have all the graphic black-and-white elements, crisp cotton shirts buttoned to the neck, canvas baseball caps, cool platform sneakers and oxfords but now they’re mixed with bubbly pieces like a feathered dress, silver lamé pleated skirt, or tank top with fringe hanging down to the knees. It was Truman Capote’s Black and White Ball meets Andy Warhol’s Factory.
For good measure there was a healthy dose of blush pink that, in tomboyish shapes like loose trousers and oversize coats, still managed to excite, no body ink necessary.