Donna Karan Fall 2014


DESIGNER:Donna Karan 

INSPIRATION: Donna Karan celebrated her brand’s 30th anniversary with a Fall 2014 collection highlighting “The Journey of a Woman.” To do so, Karan took the style set on a journey down to Wall Street where she took over the former J.P. Morgan Co. building (Karan first used the space for her DKNY bash in September). The Financial District location, which is itself a symbol of New York City, served as a canvas upon which an artistic film by Steven Sebring played. Sebring visually expressed a women’s soul as the designer’s signature silhouettes moved forth.

Karan reinterpreted her signature elements for the occasion. There were bodysuits, bodyshirts, bodyscarves, and bodyjackets, military inspired coats and jackets, sleek trousers, essential coats, and dresses of course. This season was an evolution of sorts, inspired by Karan’s glorious window to the world. “To live in NY is to live in motion–passionate, dynamic, forever evolving forward. Every view is electric.” And on Monday evening that energy was palpable.

TRENDS: Masculine jackets, architectural structure, trench coats, sequins, furs, military influences, illusion panels, and of course body-conscious essentials.

PALETTE: Black, shades of camel, vicuna, shots of ruby, and white.

WHO WAS THERE:Katie Holmes, Hugh Jackman, Trudie Styler, and Rita Ora 

WHO SHOULD WEAR IT: Modern women in perpetual motion who are willing to pause for style.