DKNY once again delivers modern, tailored clothing for women on the go.
-Faye Brennan, BettyConfidential.com
If there's one woman who has a true, passionate love for New York City, it's Donna Karen. The well-known designer's Spring 2013 DKNY collection was an ode to the city that never sleeps, held in the posh Cedar Lake warehouse in Chelsea on Sunday afternoon.
Nina Garcia, new editor-in-chief of Cosmo Joanna Coles, and Twilight's Ashley Greene (the fresh face of the brand) were all there to watch Karen's crisp white blazers, denim button-down shirts, and swimsuits and sporty dresses in one of Manhattan's most iconic colors-taxi cab yellow-cruise around the rectangular runway.
"DKNY reflects all the personalities of New York," states the brand's one-sheet about the spring collection. "Colors are all New York-black, white, neutrals, flashes of taxi. Everything is a uniform to make her own."
Next spring, if Donna Karen has her way, expect that uniform to include black visor hats and … wait for it … fanny packs, re-envisioned as "beltbags!" Yes, the '90s are officially back, but these bags somehow work when paired with sleek, simple and form-fitting white silk shirts and black jersey dresses with mesh trim. While we're not sure we'll be diving into the beltbags come next summer, we're definitely up for wearing the hot, high-top sneaker/high heel hybrids! So sexy.
Clearly, DKNY's vision of a fashionable New York woman is one that marries functionality with sex appeal. And with the way we navigate the mean streets of Manhattan, that's a mentality we can get behind.
Faye Brennan is a regular contributor to BettyConfidential.
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