This is the second half of the Donna Karan spring 2014 runway images. The collection review follows below.
The Donna Karan spring 2014 collection set out to dress the urban woman from day to night. "Man, Woman. New York, India. Culture, City." The collection was more culture and less city with a color palette plucked directly from a scene of a desert sunrise. Easy jersey dresses of sharp plummeting necklines; slits high enough to add sensual movement; large leather belts slung low on the hip all transported us to an Arizona desert. It was signature Donna Karan - sexy with shoulder baring dresses, block print tunics, and stretch silk wrap dresses all fluid and feminine. Tailored jackets and silk/linen coats brought the city element to the easy collection pulling together the quite casual looks.
The shirt dress, which popped up in many collections this week, also had a moment at Donna Karan with multiple slits and a fluid collar. The linen stretch canvas skirt on Karlie Kloss with lace details was a good argument for the return of the Indian-inspired skirt. But the accessories caught particular attention. The crushed paper leather hats folded to dramatic effect carried endless possibilities. It is a favorite. And the studded flat and wood-heeled sandals are a magnificent return. They were gooood. The accessories were particularly gooood.
Donna Karan made her bow carrying a laser cut tote, proud of the collection and waving all to exit as she accepted congratulations and kisses for her spring collection. Congratulations indeed.
The first part of the runway images can be viewed here.