DKNY plays with power suits at New York Fashion Week spring 2016.
Okay, here’s what you need to know. The DKNY Spring 2016 collection focused more on practical, yet edgy style that could go from day to night, office to bar and season to season by re-imagining the power suit. It was incredibly elegant, edgy, modern and innovative and had that look great feel great appeal that DKNY usually has. Technically power dressing for the modern woman. There you have it, have a good day and see you next week.[slideshow]
Just kidding. I’ll elaborate.
Powerful and in-control. That was the impression I got from the DKNY spring 2016 collection. Talk about running the world all while looking FLAWLESS –yes that was a Beyoncé reference. But honestly, this DKNY collection by Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne,their first, made such a bold statement. The less is more approach to the designs, and the manipulation of the classic pinstriped power suit, seemed to make each piece say “I am in charge.”
The majority of the collection featured the power suit transformed in many different ways, some garments bearing more semblance to its original form than others. The color scheme was mostly black and white –colors can mean, elegant, power, perfection), and the garments were predominantly non-fussy and loose fitting –with not much skin exposure. I know you’re probably thinking, “what about the last few transparent garments!” Well, although there were indeed a few revealing ones it still possessed that sense of woman-in-control attitude like the others. All in all this collection seemed to be quite the ode to the modern woman.
Today, women desire clothing that bridges the gap between practicality and style. We need to be recognized not only for what we look like in tight dresses and short skirts, but for our abilities and talents, and this DKNY collection did just that.
A fun after-party continued at Irving Plaza. Show attendee Kate Mara was spotted at the party. Dao-Yi Chow, Maxwell Osborne were also joined by Jenna Lyons, Jason Derulo, Brendan Fallis, the ATL Twins, Ben Bronfman and more. Santigold gave a surprise performance.
Photo Credit: Madison McGaw, BFA