You could almost hear Alicia Keys singing ‘New York, New York’ watching Donna Karan reveal her newest ‘Empire State of Mind’ collection for today’s sophisticated, urbane woman.
Power is sexy and no female designer understands that better than Donna Karan. Her latest collection for Fall 2015 exudes both power and sex appeal. It’s Donna’s great gift that she understands that a woman doesn’t have to let her cleavage hang out, go topless or bare her butt to be as sexy as can be.
Donna Karan’s Fall 2015 Collection: Perfect for Idina Menzel & Rita Ora
That’s tarty. Not sexy. And today’s career women want to own their female sexuality but not blatantly telegraph it, while they work hard to fulfill their aspirations.
Donna’s new looks are the perfect attire for that woman, navigating the urban and corporate jungles, while also feeling comfortable and strong.
The show’s background of skyscrapers lit up at night, glittering against the skyline and reflected on the street, perfectly set the scene for this collection.
Donna took the working woman’s basics– the tailored coat, pants and lean skirts– and then added subtle, sexy twists. The grey flannel skirt is slit to the thigh with translucent panels and topped by a belted, fitted blazer over a crisp white shirt. Black multi-paneled skirts get lengthened with sheer longer black panels, and are topped by belted brocade jackets.
Donna loves to pair feminine with masculine elements. She knows that her woman isn’t afraid of either her own masculine side or of borrowing her husband or boyfriend’s belt to wrap around an iridescent coat or jacket. Nor is her woman afraid to selectively show some skin.
Donna Karan 2015: Perfect For The Sophisticated, Strong Woman
For evening, skin is the only accessory in a dramatic bias cut black gown that bares a slice of bare bosom and chest and a long length of leg and thigh. How striking would this look on Broadway star Idina Menzel !
In another drop-dead look, perfect for songstress Rita Ora, Donna artfully embroiders a tulle evening gown with burnished gold and black felt, covering key spots while allowing skin to glisten through on the torso and high on a woman’s leg.
The overall evening effect is to use a woman’s skin as the glitter or light to show off the drama of the dress or look.
Donna’s vision is a collection of clothing that truly reflects the big city night lights, the asphalt of the streets and the charcoal silhouettes of the office buildings against the midnight sky!
Now, that’s power dressing!
— Bonnie Fuller