Donna Karan is always an emotional experience. The designer herself has such a deep sense of global community and she reaches well beyond the New York that she has come to represent in name and design. Sleeves still rolled up with her many Service projects, she continues to put out one of the most stunning shows during New York Fashion Week. Spring 2013 was no exception. Soft romantic colors, garnished from the sea, with textures like tissue paper linen or woven ribbon, the possibilities of this collection are endless. She introduces clam-shell and anemone skirts, tiny empire shrugs, as well as lucite accessories from Stephen Jones. Fluid movement describes the silky wrap dresses that replace the sharp edge of a thigh slit to make it softer and more sensual. Gowns of ombre chiffon, hand painted, reflected inky black night. And, as always, everything looked flowing, comfortable and easy to wear. The lines may be finely tuned, but there was nothing simplistic about this collection. Artistry was in the subtle design and touches that only Donna Karan can provide. She knows instinctively how to dress women, it’s in her heart.
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