DKNY Fall 2011 Review
Looks from the DKNY Fall 2011 collection
THEME: New York mods
HAIR: Eugene Souleiman for Wella Professionals
OVERALL TAKEAWAY: Bundling up never looked so good
It’s a mod, mod world at DKNY—at least when it comes to the styling. This wasn’t the Mary Quant mod we’ve seen rear up at shows in seasons past; it’s mod light: palatable, colorful, and easy to accessorize.
The big story here was outerwear. And with the turbulent weather lately, the coats were a welcome sight. From the black leather racing jacket to shearling coats (in black and cheetah print), the DKNY girl will certainly stay warm next winter. Our favorite was the dual-toned coat with leather sleeves.
Capes in black, cream, and henna orange were a chic variant on coats and blazers, though we didn’t spy armholes. Who needs function?
Trousers were cut slim and close to the leg; skirts were high above the knee, a nod to the mod theme. Minidresses were cute, albeit young. Colorblocked dresses in crepe de chine were pretty, though we were partial to the caramel wool pantsuit and a striped sweater dress.
The collection was in essence what DKNY does well: pretty, well-made separates ideal for a young girl to wear to her first real job—though we daresay the coats will make the rounds on the fashion circuit next winter.