Spring-Summer 2014 – Donna Karan took us on a voyage inspired by different culture and ultimately creating the idyllic, seamless depiction of the travelling woman. She evoked tribalism through a palette of blues, tan and ochre entwined in prints and abstract geometrics that boldly bordered hems or lightly covered the whole of a fabric. A refreshing twist to the earthy elements was flashes of crisp white shirts: cleansing the palette for the richer nuances.
Quintessentially it oozed Dona Karan, crinkled textures, draping, asymmetrical wraps and splits skirts. Imagery of Mexico and Morocco came to mind, in association with the hues and prints. However it was Stephen Jones’s oversized, almost wizardry hats that doubled the drama, further sensationalised by the colossal shirt and skirt combo.
Our visual journey ended with a long, strapless dress that clung tight to the torso then wisped through the wind as the model grazed the runway.