It’s only fitting that the new DKNY collection, premiering the work of design team Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, took place in the heart of NYC’s business center at One World Trade Center.
DKNY’s heart and soul has been New York City since its birth at the hands of founding designer Donna Karan. And now, as Donna has handed the reigns to the talented design duo Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osbourne, they have boldly stated their own love for the heartbeat of the nation’s financial and career center in their first collection for the brand.
Just walking distance from the New York Stock Exchange, they chose to show their collection in the West Gallery beneath beneath the gleaming, new One World Trade Center tower. And they didn’t forget that the loyal DKNY customer is a career woman who counts on the collection to make sure that she looks both chic and office-ready. Fittingly, they made the pinstripe suit the centerpiece of their collection, but not at all in the way that you’d expect.
While yes, they showed an oversized pinstripe suit jacket over a white mini, they also had loads of fun playing with pinstriped fabric and buttons that they cut it into asymmetric tunics over white minis. They also showed pinstriped, elongated vests over longer skirts, and pinstriped fabric made into shapely wrapped and folded dresses that outlined the body but didn’t hug it. One of the most innovative and irresistible ideas was to artfully splash a pinstriped print onto white jersey dresses. Any woman who shows up to work wearing one of those will certainly be making a statement about the strength and stylishness of the modern woman.
And that’s really the essence of what’s so exciting about the new DKNY collection under Dao-Yi and Maxwell. They have given great thought to dressing the American working woman in 2016 and they have given her an exciting vision for their wardrobe.
Do you agree, Hollywoodlifers? Take a look at our pics and see for yourself!
— Bonnie Fuller