Donna Karan Spring Summer 2013

Donna Karan always claims to understand what women want to wear, and this collection is a perfect demonstration of her obvious ability to do so. As a woman (I’m official too old to call myself a girl, I think) I could totally see myself wearing a lot of this. The show featured crisp cottons and soft silks, in gorgeous muted tones of greys, blues, cherries, and peaches. Her signature drapes were accompanied by loosely structured tailoring that flattered the figure without hugging it too closely. I’m sure this collection will be as pleasing to the customer as it is to the eye.

I love…

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an incredibly simple, beautiful dress.

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the new summer suit. Can we all dress like this next spring?

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the elegant pilgrim dress.

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those flowing, drapy dresses Donna Karan is so good at.

I loathe…

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wearing feather-y bathrobes as coats.

All images from Vogue.com.

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  • Dimitar

    This collection is adorable.
    Question: What exactly do women want to wear? The question is more in terms of tight vs. loose, because I’ve been searching for an answer to this question for quite some time and frankly I have no definite answer. Do women want to show their body or not? Because I feel like it’s either Victoria Beckham’s tight dresses or Celine’s boxy separates or even these loosely fitting Donna Karan’s pieces. It’s very confusing (for me specifically).

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    I would say most women don’t want to wear super tight dresses, as most of them are conscious about their bodies and don’t feel comfortable in them. For cocktail and evening, they can work, but for every day, items that are flattering without being skin tight are usually preferred. As Alber Elbaz explained, dresses with peplums work well, so that a woman can eat a sandwich.

  • Dimitar

    A sandwich yes, but peplums actually enlarge the buttocks area (which I don’t believe women want to make bigger). So I guess it all depends on the target costumer?

  • alexandrasuhnerisenberg

    Yes, I guess it depends on the body shape, peplums good for some, not good for others.

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