I’m back again, giving you my Friday taste of Spring 2013 as I saw it at New York’s Fashion Week. I’m gradually feeding you next season, a little different than I’ve done in the past, as we are simultaneously attempting to begin to feel and live our current season of Fall 2012. Anyone that has read my blogs knows that I am a longtime Donna Karan fan and follower, and was so excited to be able to attend her show this time. It truly did not disappoint. The excitement and energy of the A-list crowd in the room was there as everyone gathered to see what this legendary lady of fashion had to present for the coming season.
Not sure that I have seen many a designer make as significant a change from one season to the next as Donna did with this one. If you go into the stores now and see her current Fall collection, you will see a much more structured, darker, very tailored pin-stripe suited looks for Fall. Her upcoming Spring collection could not be more opposite. The mood was much more ethereal…..soft color palette, fitted yet flowing dresses…almost with a feeling taken from the ballet. Could not be more of a contrast in hard last season versus the softness of the coming season.
There were many pastels on the NY Runway shows across the board, and Donna did them beautifully in a soft way that she does so well, and we have called dusty pastels in the past. I attribute Donna with starting the color we all call “blush” now that I still own pieces of in my closet and that I thought of as I watched the collection unfold. Very feminine colors and ultra feminine styling made for a collection that will make women look beautiful yet modern, with just that touch of DK edge. That, Donna Karan has always done superbly, as my photos below will show.
Nina Garcia, Project Runway & George Kotsiopoulos, E! Fashion Police (left)
Donna Karan, Houston Ambassadors, Sheridan Williams, Dancie Ware (right)
Glenda Bailey, Harper’s Bazaar (left)
Anna Wintour & Grace Coddington, VOGUE (right)
Bianca Jagger (left) & Bernadette Peters (right)