DKNY is known for its urban NYC aesthetic, translating street style into trendy pieces for twenty-somethings. Along with just about every other designer this season, DKNY used the 90’s, specifically early 90’s street wear, as its main inspiration. Slouchy overalls, baseball caps, and logo prints all worked towards this theme, along with messy layers, patched denim, and sneakers.
The other main trend this season, “sporty chic”, proved to be a big influence on the collection as well. Windbreaker and hooded jackets, sleek scuba-style skater dresses, sweat suits, and even sporty swimsuits worn with track pants made the models look as if they could be on their way to the gym—though headed there in style, of course.
The stand-out look from DKNY’s Spring/Summer 2014 collection is undoubtedly the sheer, baby blue overall-like gown. Overalls are quintessentially 90’s, but making it in a nylon material contributed to the athletic vibe, making the dress not only the showstopper but also the perfect representation of the entire collection.