DKNY Woman Spring Summer 2017 – Gone are the days of pinstriped power suits and office to eveningwear pieces. An evolution has occurred at DKNY, noticeable through previous collections, but severely manifested in this season’s presentation. Themes so integral to the brand, such as tailored suits, pinstripes, slip dresses and activewear were all present, merely upgraded into a futuristic take.

A hooded, black dress opened the show, its strong shoulders and tailored lines resembling a suit, while a plunging cowl and hugging shape emphasised the model’s voluptuous figure. Oversized blazers worn as dresses gave way to a three-piece dress; a tailored top, sporty bandeau, and slitted skirt looked neatly deconstructed to give peeks of flesh along the separation lines. A hooded, pinstriped jacket closed with a tie at the breast, embroidered with DKNY on the sleeves, with trailing threads that ended nearly at the floor. Slip dresses are hinted at but do not come fully to fruition; rather, silky camisoles delicately folded down at the sides to create a sweeping train, leaving the legs bared.

Thick socks ranged from thigh-highs to ankle socks, ending in platformed slipons. Distressed hems appeared now and again, while deconstructed details opened otherwise covering clothing for glimpses of skin. Spanx-like shorts, sheer and constricting, were worn with a number of looks, featuring sporty bands that read ‘DKNY,’ repeated on the waistbands of athletic pants and the straps of sports bras. Sheer activewear and outerwear gave a sexy, sporty feel to the futuristic collection. Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow have turned the label on it’s side, bringing a fiercer vision to the shrewd and urban brand.

DKNY Woman Spring Summer 2017

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Written by Lillie Peterson

Lillie is a graduate from UC Santa Barbara with a bachelor's in Classics and a lifelong fascination for fashion and art. A freelance writer and artist, her hobbies include photography, design, drawing and blogging.

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