For some, summer means a time where you can laze about, enjoying the heat, but for most people living in large cities, it’s a time where you’re sweltering on the subway, freezing in the office, and simply uncomfortable all the time. DKNY has sought to solve our summer wardrobe woes with the Spring 2012 collection. It was a show that had something for everyone. Girly girl? Try the bright pink mullet dress. Eclectic? Try one of the Marimekko-esque poppy prints. Hardcore city? Opt for either the opening look, which paired a slim blazer with a white shirtdress, or the black finale dress that paired sheer with shiny in a fluid maxi dress. Comfort reigned supreme but style ultimately won out.
In spite of the somber cloud that took residence over all of yesterday’s shows, Donna Karan used it to empower and enhance her favorite inspiration, New York. Press kits were printed with an empowering but compassionate message about 9/11 and the designer made a donation to Action America to ‘help turn 9/11 into positive change.’ It’s often been said that the DKNY woman is younger and more downtown than the Donna Karan woman but this season, the collection was universally appealing.