Philippine Daily Inquirer / 04:00 AM January 06, 2017
To honor the Year of the Rooster, DKNY creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne envision a collection of essentials that seamlessly blend with the Pre-Spring 2017 wardrobe. The starting point: the 10th sign of the Chinese Zodiac, a confident and loyal animal.
To express a streetwise sensibility, the designers created a hand-drawn rooster icon that abstractly spells out the letters DKNY. The rooster appears printed, embossed and embroidered across apparel and accessories executed in scarlet, black and gold, as tradition would have it. The result is a graphic yet festive look.
Pre-Spring 2017 silhouettes and fabrications continue to evolve. Tradition meets modernity with flocked lace mini-dresses. Tailoring meets sport with embossed sweatshirts and paneled, patchwork column dresses. Pinstripes remain a core source of inspiration that the designers deconstruct. Paneled sweaters and contrast pinstripe crewnecks harken to the brand’s roots.
Classic court trainers, in low- and high-top styles, interpret brand codes like pinstripes in slick, high-shine materials, such as patent and nappa leather.
Accessories heighten the festive spirit. Playful, easy cross-bodies define the new evening bag. Mini backpacks provide a chic take on sport, color-block and paneled in scarlet and black leather with streaks of gold. Wristlets, tech cases and clutches offer perfect options.