Donna Karan

An ode to grunge seems to be resonating through the halls, or tents, of New York Fashion Week. Yet, in not-quite-equal measure, an intoxicating backlash of femininity is vying for attention—glamour, it seems, refuses to take a backseat. Thus, Wednesday’s lineup skipped around from gender defying to overtly sexual to all-out decorative feats.

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Photos: InDigital

Under the direction of newly minted creative leads Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the hotly anticipated DKNY show had something to prove. Sticking to what they know best (menswear), the Public School duo teased out the tension between hard and soft. Although they may have veered from the label’s unfussy DNA, they struck gold with deconstructed power suits reinvented as dresses and skirts. Sheer-to-silk fabrications with more fluid drape worked in softer elements. Palette anchored the elemental aesthetic. Save for two cobalt looks, every piece stuck to a black-white dichotomy.

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Street Style: Marta at Dior

Carving out a spot to photograph all the gorgeous girls at the Dior show was really tough, but I’m glad I could get a snap of Marta. There’s something so classic and chic about a full skirt and blouse combination. However, Marta keeps her look ultramodern thanks to interesting cuts and graphic pattern. A Dior bag is a must in Paris, and everywhere really! Bright, bold statement heels are fun and add some whimsy to this sleek, feminine look.

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
White Button Down Tops | Statement Heels | Full Skirts

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Armani Collezioni Shirt | Sophia Webster Peep Toe Mule | Donna Karan New York Skirt

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Street Style: Andrea at Etro

Andrea is back with yet another gorgeous retro outfit. I always wish I had the coloring to pull of a palette like this, but alas I cannot. I can still appreciate how great this Seventies-inspired, seasonal style looks on Andrea though! A fur-paneled knit jacket marries the top textures of the season and works well with a simple turtleneck and pencil skirt. Andrea is even making me rethink the hip bag. Who knew a fanny pack could look so cool?

xo,
Crystal Nicodemus

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Shop similar styles:
Fur Jackets | Fanny Packs | Pencil Skirts

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Topshop Faux Fur Patchwork Jacket | MICHAEL Michael Kors Belt Bag | Donna Karan New York Skirt

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Fashion Week Journal for Wednesday, February 18

Fashion requires strength and stamina, and perhaps no designer better embodies the stylishly healthy and fit angle better than Donna Karan. We talked with her previous to her recent offering about how she stays on top of her game.

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Happy 30th Anniversary, Donna Karan!

Can it really have been 30 years since Donna Karan launched the eponymous label that would go on to redefine urban luxury? As the famed fashion designer celebrates three successful decades, we’re more than a little in awe. She’s truly had quite the run.

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Two of Karan’s sharp, utili-chic looks for fall 2014.

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New York Fashion Week: September 7

We’ve tallied up the highlights from yesterday’s shows—from the boldly patterned catwalks of DKNY and Diane von Furstenberg to Opening Ceremony’s star-studded theatrical dramedy at the Met.

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Celebrating New York City’s “color, culture and creativity,” DKNY underscored the Big Apple’s global-melting-pot status with vivid colors, graphic geometric patterns and kaleidoscopic prints—all atop voluminous silhouettes.

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Last Thursday, more than 550 fashion lovers from all over the country converged in a cavernous cruise-ship terminal on the outskirts of Seattle to join us in celebrating our 28th annual Designer Preview.

Nordstrom friends like Vogue Market Editor Cynthia Smith, Seattle Art Museum president Jaennae’ Dinius, rising musician Hollis and our Director of Creative Projects Olivia Kim—among countless other notables—mingled during an evening complete with a cocktail reception, an incredible runway show and shopping fall ’14 collections. Read more to see some of our favorite highlights from this stylish soiree.

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Angela is business on the top and flirty lady below! This particular genre mix is a mega trend here in Paris. I have spotted a number of flowing, airy skirts paired with tailored tops and jackets.

Angela’s look is full of contrast, both in color and texture. And, who doesn’t love a sexy set of lace-up stilettos? In fact, this is a perfectly balanced outfit for the capricious Parisian climate!

xo,
Crystal

Shop similar styles:
Femme & Flirty Skirts | Lace-up Sandals | Turtleneck Sweaters

Shop our Editors’ Picks to re-create this look:

Donna Karan Midi Skirt | MIA Limited Edition Sandal | Theory ‘Ristan’ Sweater

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Runway Rundown: Donna Karan

Donna Karan Fall 2014No one does New York style quite like Donna Karan, who celebrated her 30th anniversary collection this week with a jaw-dropping runway show, highlighting her greatest hits and favorite pieces. This included everything from perfectly tailored jackets to sexy sheer dresses. The monochromatic styling and dramatic headpieces helped push the show over the top, making it one of the major highlights of Fashion Week.

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The Glamourai’s Kelly Framel models the Infinity Dress for the second installment of her insider look at Donna Karan.

I will always invest in items that can truly be worn in multiple ways, and this dress fits that description better than anything I’ve ever seen. Just as the four classic elements encompass all aspects of existence, so this dress can be worn anywhere and any way you can imagine. While the possibilities are truly limitless, I chose to style it in the four ways I felt best represented the elements of Earth, Water, Air and Fire.

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FIRE is the energy and nobility of the cosmos, the element of creativity and inspiration, of passion and transformation. It is a dress no longer encumbered by neckline, instead worn in strapless simplicity, wrapping thrice around the body in the quintessence of red-hot heat.

WATER runs deep; it is the element of emotion, intuition and love. It is romantic, sweetheart sleeves spilling smoothly over the shoulders, as effortless and serene as a softly sparkling sea.

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Timeless. Versatile. How do you wear your Donna Karan Matte Jersey Infinity Dress?

Shot on location in Montauk, New York, by photographer James Katsipis in collaboration with Donna Karan New York and Nordstrom.

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