DKNY have always been known as keeping its design subtle yet with a modern touch. Emphasises the super uptown women look. This season Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne, the popular pair behind the most talked brand lately, Public School. They are upgrading the collection to a brand new level.
When Donna Karan debuted DKNY in 1989, she strongly emphasised she was producing "clothes" not "fashion". Instead of the signature power suit from the early-90s, Chow and Osborne cleverly reconstructed power suit looks into pinstriped skirt, tunic dress with an attached cotton skirt and shirttail hems. The new length box-cut power suit drew our attention. Pinstripes is one of the key elements throughout the whole collection. Quality and simplicity runs the spine. Turned white shirts and pinstripes into surprising silhouettes.
Chow and Osborne successfully updated the relaxed attitude of the original DKNY for the modern audience and fashionista. Although we witness an updgrade of the collection. Yet, the core DKNY woman is not all there yet. We still give an applause to this pair of great talents.