At twenty-five years old, DKNY is still going strong: just as relevant and fashion-forward now as it ever was. The brand’s Spring 2014 fashion show was filled with that celebratory attitude, alongside looks doused in ’90s flair. Closed with a walk by Rita Ora, the collection was just as fun and eccentric as the pop singer and DKNY Fall 2013 campaign cover girl.
What would a ’90s-inspired collection be without denim? Overalls were layered under blazers and trenhcoats, while patches on a biker jacket and boyfriend jeans took me right back to my days in middle school. The Naughties trend continued on a sheer maxi with overall straps and a navy and white bandanna print on a long coat, anorak, sweatshirt, shorts, and more.
DKNY has been one of the champions of the “sporty chic” aesthetic since its inception, thus it was no surprise to see tennis-influenced pleated mini skirts, maxi dresses reminiscent of tearaway windbreakers, sweatpants, and body-skimming frocks.
With the resurgence of the brand’s archived collaboration with Opening Ceremony, the DKNY logo has truly had a resurgence. Those four letters were emblazoned everywhere from bodysuits to statement necklaces.
The pieces that will cross age and style lines were those that were more pared-down and simplistic. An effortless v-neck gown with sheer insets could work seamlessly on the red carpet and a strapless pleated LBD could pair just as easily with the runway’s ankle-strap sandals as it could with wedge sneakers and a leather jacket.
What do you think of DKNY’s latest?