DKNY: Donna Karan has dressing for a smart city girl down pat. Hers is an effortless, throw-on chic (to crib from her show notes) with silhouettes that went from long, slouchy tweeds to short, swingy chiffons, all of them flirty and wearable in a dark palette with shots of bright pink, yellow and purple. As her fall collection illustrated, Karan doesn't need to rely on overt bells and whistles to keep things interesting, though a sense of whimsy — hello, red-and-pink heart-printed blouse — and a few spangles, like a sequined tunic, are always welcome. And being the confident woman she is, Karan is unafraid to try a new way of layering, seen in the crisp dress shirts worn under tiny chiffon dresses with plunging V-necks. But more importantly, while New York girls have and will continue to wear DKNY, so will the girls living outside of the five boroughs.
Nicole Miller: To mark her 25th anniversary, Nicole Miller sent out a strong collection that celebrated those signature bright prints she loves, while introducing a young, fashion-conscious direction. Peru was her theme du jour, and she expressed it beautifully in the show-opening stiff jacquard coat done in a striking black-on-ivory blanket pattern, which she echoed a few more times to chic effect on skirts paired with crisp white shirts. She found balance between her love of embellishment and a cleaner look, proving that she can turn out the kind of clothes — like that adorable peacoat — a city sophisticate would snap up. And when she finally did show some of her classic, bold numbers, they served as a sweet reminder of what Miller's many fans fell for in the first place.
Baby Phat and KLS by Kimora Lee Simmons: It was more of the same from Kimora Lee Simmons — and not just her obsession with the front row. Despite the addition of the new KLS contemporary line on the runway, this Russian-inspired show was all about "fabulosity," Kimora style — which is to say flash, flash and more flash. Even black denim was embroidered beyond recognition. Once or twice, however, Simmons did open a tiny window to her tamer side, with wide-leg tweed trousers and lean suits.
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