For years, Donna Karan has been vocal about wanting to show clothes in the season for which they’re designed. On Wednesday, she did just that, unveiling for fall Urban Zen, which was immediately available at the brand’s Greenwich Street store in New York. The designer focused on layered, draped and on-the-bias silhouettes in a palette of black with gray, navy or brown — clearly, her comfort zone.
Outerwear was a standout, particularly the padded down-filled suede pieces, including a belted jacket with an exaggerated jersey collar, which she paired with stretch suede pants. The vibe was cozy, especially when it came to the speckled cashmere sweater dress that looked like tweed and the bias-cut jersey tunic dress with a waxed suede panel at the hem. As Karan put it during the appointment, these looks should feel “like skin on skin.”
“I see things on the hanger and I’m, like, ‘I never knew that color worked on me.’ It’s things you necessarily wouldn’t choose to wear, but once you put them on, you see why Janie is who Janie is." — Lily Collins on working with former "Mad Men" costume designer, Janie Bryant on creating looks for her role as Celia Brady's in Amazon series, "The Last Tycoon." 📸@jilliansollazzo #wwdeye
EXCLUSIVE: Sarah Rutson has been tapped to Build New American Fashion Group. The parent of Joie, Equipment and Current/Elliott hired the merchant to rev up its brands and expand its portfolio into designer, beauty and lifestyle categories. Read more on WWD.com, link in bio. #wwdfashion
Michael Kors' $1.3B Jimmy Choo deal has the company squaring off with Coach Inc. as both seek to build American powerhouses. Coach bought Stuart Weitzman in 2015 and Kate Spade just two weeks ago, but Michael Kors' acquisition may be putting pressure on its rival in the new push for scale. #wwdnews (📷: George Chinsee)
Meet actress Lucy Boynton, who plays opposite Naomi Watts in the recently released Netflix series "Gypsy." Boynton stopped by WWD to talk about her upcoming projects and her nomadic lifestyle. Get all the details on WWD.com. #wwdeye (📷: @dandoperalski)