At her Spring ’15 show, Donna told me it is not only New York City that is iconic and inspiring. All cities are in their own way. But that didn’t stop her from devoting her collection to her favorite (and native) city. The name? New York Nation. The theme? The globalization of NYC style.
Now that spring has finally arrived and we can enjoy some real life blooms, my son has been in our garden picking them for me everyday (how can I bring myself to tell his beaming little face that they’re planted there for a reason?)! And while nothing beats those flowers, they have inspired me to make even more room for florals in my closet…
Brand name aside, Donna Karan is a designer who has always used her native city to inspire and guide her work. It’s intrinsic; it’s the DNA, and with her DKNY Fall 2014 runway show, she paid homage to the most densely populated city in the country with more zeal than ever.
I wore DKNY everywhere during my ‘90s college years. While friends donned Gap sweats, I rollerbladed around Santa Monica in a full DKNY bodysuit – racing stripes included (the colors matched my blades!). They laughed at my sense of commitment, but as it turns out, I was ahead of my time. For Spring 2014, DKNY has reissued iconic ‘90s RTW and accessories with Opening Ceremony.