A seamless and trend setting collection-
That’s what I feel DKNY presented for us in its Spring 2017 reveal.
Through the fusion of menswear, street style and sex appeal- designers have created a stylists dream.
I gawked at every model.
The men’s blazer was reincarnated in various ways throughout this collection with innovative design and styling techniques.
Women sported plunging necklines, boxy silhouettes, power shoulders and cinched waists.
The collection provided many familiar but remixed street style moments by taking inspiration from what’s happening within our closets right now.
There are lines being crossed in lifestyle fashion right now-
There are no rules.
There were lightly branded pieces and accessories that added an urban touch to the forefront.
Elongated sweat shirts were paired with mid-length skirts, and track jackets were accompanied with high-waist trousers.
The smallest details are what made the collection so real and within arms reach for the normal street walkers.
From the frayed edges, to the leg slits- the DEETS took a front seat.
Many looks were accompanied with high knee socks and fanny packs to add a street layering effect.
The later parts of the collection were inspired by vintage trenches, the classic jumpsuit, and 90s tracksuits.
I thoroughly enjoyed the reinvention of many retail classics through the addition of new cuts, the addition of fabric, and the addition of embellishments.
Confort within high fashion was brought to a new level with this collection of pieces.
There seems to be a huge shift happening within fashion at this point.
Sportswear is taking a front seat in the inspiration of trends this year.
The rendition of chastity belt with sheer panels and extended thigh action was definitely the move for spring.
The dressing and sexual freedom of women is something that is being expressed and changed right on the runway.
This collection is showcasing that women can remain powerful through the use of menswear, that they are able to show skin, that they are able to flex their curves.
The future of women’s fashion is the vibe that I got from this collection.
The potential from one piece to the next is ridiculous.
Everything remains interchangeable, but unique within it’s own right.
I know I’m not the only one who can’t wait to see more from new creative directors, Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow.