Designerpresented her Donna Karan New York Spring 2013 fashion show for Mercedes-Benz New York Fashion Week on September 10, 2012 in New York City.
Donna Karan employs a very subtle color palette for her Spring 2013 collection to include shades of grey, ivory, nude, peach, lipstick pink as well as slate blue and black.
Many of the fabrics also have a slightly smudgy or distressed looked. And then at the other end of the spectrum you have chiffons, linen and lace. And then there is the saffron leather jacket…
Even the black gowns have a peach colored floral motif as though to soften the harshness…
Clothes are fairly loosely constructed with comfort being as import as style. Expect wrap dresses, weskits, gathered skirts and jackets with those signature Donna Karan generous lapels.
But gone is that Karan obsession with all things tribal and safari…
There’s even a well-cut and polished wheat colored skirt suit with marabou feather detailing on the cropped jacket, so the pearl grey coat with marabou trim came as a surprise to this understated collection.
By the same token, the blue and grey one-shoulder dress with the see-through patches is quite the heard-turner! Her pale grey netted lace number, which the model wore with generous bloomers but no petticoat was also a jaw-dropper.
A beige sequined gown with barely there spaghetti straps is worthy of any red carpet event, as is the stunning seafoam green number, complete with bloomers –may fancy that one!
Attending the Donna Karan fashion show in style today were Bianca Jagger, Rachael Taylor and Ashley Greene.
Some very interesting surprises indeed from Donna Karan Spring 2013 collection… Enjoy the slideshow!