Friday, 16 September 2011
Thursday, 15 September 2011
Inspiration came from the country of Haiti for Donna Karan this season, and evidently enough her collection is oozing tribal chic. From graphic patterns, muted brown and beige tones and chunky wooden accessories, this designer brought unique ethnic authenticity to the catwalk, but gave it her own twist.
Many of the patterns on the clothing reminded me of cave paintings, in particular the skirt in look 3, but pairing it with a black bustier brought instant city style to the outfit. Dress wise, many displayed exotic and unique shapes upon them, while designing figure hugging one-shouldered dresses added an acute element of sexiness to the collection.
Accessories were big this season at Karan, intricate wooden necklaces and bracelets added high impact and explored that diverse world that Karan imported her inspiration from. While footwear wise gladiator sandals were worn.
The end of the show explored floor length ladylike gowns with delicate beading on. The beading work from look 38 is simply sensational while that plunging neckline oozes provocativeness and sexuality.
Overall this collection proves that Karan can mix two different concepts and turn them into an exceptionally powerful yet utterly feminine collection.
Images taken from www.vogue.co.uk