This year marks the 25th anniversary of DKNY. It’s the perfect excuse for a party and the Spring 2014 runway show? The perfect venue! Things got off to a bang with the Beastie Boys’ “No Sleep Till Brooklyn” blasting as Joan Smalls walked out in a pair of jean overalls, a trench, and a baseball cap. It was street style in way that only DKNY can do. Donna revisited all of her major hits from sporty looks emblazoned with the DKNY logo to the “naked dress” SJP slinked around in Sex and the City.
And while ‘90s hip hop kept the energy up from start to finish, I suspect there’s another reason the models were so happy – they were in sneakers! Okay, not everyone, but kicks were everywhere – paired with workout gear, cute neoprene peplum dresses, and most surprisingly, under long, billowing gowns. After only a few 14-hour Fashion Week days in heels, I am more than ready to embrace this look. So how did the party end? With Rita Ora (the latest DKNY girl) dancing out onto the runway to yet more from the Beastie Boys. On to the after party!