Colour block Cubism, sporty separates for the city girl and the question: “What is New York? – we take a closer look at DKNY AW15.
Whoever said colour-blocking was dead must not have seen DKNY’s AW15 collection. Royal blue and fire-engine red stood out against urban neutrals like black and navy blue, while a bejeweled motif made a repeat appearance, with turquoise and coral stones embroidered onto Cubist-reminiscent shapes, and a kind of undone collar piece suspended sparkling over several dress shirts.
The silhouettes were quintessential city girl – a few night-out numbers, but mostly on-the-go separates: oversized blazers for work, sporty sweaters for play, and a standout white cowl-neck sweater dress perfect for everything in-between. Twiggy-approved contoured eyeliner offered us a 60s beauty moment, also reflected in accessories – think bright Mary-Jane platform heels. A modern take on a mod classic.
We’d be remiss not the mention the LED screen in the background, where the unanswerable question was posed, “What is New York?. In keeping with the spirit of DKNY’s recent campaigns – with unconventional models crowd-sourced via social media – floating Twitter-fueled responses glowed on he black screen: democratic, modern, cool, and very DKNY.
Words: Seymour Glass.
Photography: Phoebe Cheong.