Thursday, October 11, 2007

Donna Karan

Donna Karan knows how the office can sometimes be a jungle and aptly designed her Spring 2008 collection around the working woman with her safari-ready collection. Nude and khaki defined most of her shirtdresses and fitted blazers, but she also played around with indigo and deep red for her evening ensembles. Interestingly, there were only a handful of shorts (both short and knee lengths), and just one pair of pants among he 49 warm weather looks. Karan also showed short-sleeve jackets with portrait collars, paring them with slim skirts that fell below the knee, full skirts she dubbed “parasols” (more like a ’50s inspired silhouette) that came in cotton, linen, and silk, plain or embellished with crocheted flower details and cork, bamboo or net boarders. Known for her body-hugging jersey dresses, Karan featured slinky jersey wrap dresses that crisscrossed at the neck, wrapped around the torso and barely grazed the tops of the models’ wood mules in pale shades of nude, white and silver gray. Grecian gowns in white, silver gray and soft yellows were perfect for any occasion while belts played a central role throughout her Spring collection, coming in raffia and leather or lace.