Donna Karan Pre-Fall

Donna Karan Collection reaffirmed Karan’s place among America’s most forward-thinking designers. Fashion designer Donna Karan described her Pre-Fall 2012 collection in one word “Wo-Man” noting: “We have to remember there is a man in every woman.” Donna Karan New York fashion week 2012. Donna Karan pre-fall 2012 collection women’s wear. Feminine touches like oversized bows at the waist and pleated dresses were juxtaposed with shrunken leather jackets and masculine pantsuits. Donna Karan clothes collection for women.

Donna Karan pre-fall collection 2012, The color palette black, navy, charcoal, and ivory, said business, too, but wide belts at the waist, along with high slits on skirts and dresses, hinted at after-hours pleasures. It’s rare to see pants chez Donna Karan, but they made cameos here, cropped and cuffed styles came paired with long silk tunics or wool jackets with strong shoulders for day. As an alternative to pantsuits, she showed coat-dresses both with and without sleeves.

Donna Karan evening gowns. Evening is where things heated up. A scubalike fabric that the house is calling duchesse satin jersey gave a sculptural quality to a white jacket worn over a bustier-top jumpsuit, and a big black bow made from the stuff added drama to a sleeveless ivory top and a narrow, inky blue wrap skirt. For the most part, Donna Karan kept the slinky jersey evening dresses she’s known for in the back. Adding tailored elements to gowns was the big idea here, big being the operative word. A black and white strapless number had the sort of gravitas a grande dame like Meryl Streep. The finale dress, Donna Karan infinity dress, in sultry midnight blue, echoed the same techniques. It cinched at the waist and exploded downward in organic-looking folds and loose pleats. You’ll definitely see this one on the Red Carpet come awards season.

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