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Nike magista cleats new York city slickers can look forward to a white spring from Donna Karan.
LONG, tiered maxi dresses, pantsuits, highwaisted and widelegged pants and platform shoes: it looks as if Donna Karan has joined fellow designers like Marc Jacobs in bringing back the fashion trends of the 70s into spring cleats nike 2008.
However, despite hints of the 70s in her spring line, Karan says the collection is “never retro, Rather, her inspiration was the strength and modernity of New York City, where she was born and still lives.
“There is a little bit of 70s flavour. like the old part of the city against the modernity of it that takes us through. That’s what DKNY in New York City represents, explained Karan in a postshow interview.
The collection shown at the Stephan Weiss Studio in downtown Manhattan was clearly about strength and modernity: linear lines and elongated silhouettes implied both power and elegance while Japaneseinspired obibelts lent structure.
Colour blocking remains big, with Karan opting for bold colours like orange, grey, black and pink to suit the young, urban women who wear DKNY. Accessories included big floppy hats, sunglasses and clutches.
Sophisticated yet casual and cool, the Spring 2008 collection features a mix of styles, from white tailored pieces (for the typical urban Donna Karan woman) to peasant dresses with offshoulder necklines, billowing bodices and bell sleeves.
There were also bold printed pieces that resembled graffiti. White, grey and black were base colours (representing the colours of the city and its skyscrapers), while dashes of fuchsia, orange and red nike magista cleats made up the neon lights that bring the city to life.
The DKNY men’s collection was equally arresting, with casual tailored shorts and suits that can be worn from day to night. Smart and stylish, nike magista cleats the clothes carry a certain edge the collection was definitely for the New York City man.
My personal favourites were the show opener: a white skinny shirt tucked into wide legged white pants (not wide enough to be bell bottoms, thankfully) accessorised with a slim black and white belt, a black floppy hat and a red sling purse an ensemble that was simple yet classy; a colour blocked short jersey dress in black, grey and orange; an olive coat dress fastened with an obi belt; an orange peasant dress worn with a black and grey obi, and a long jersey dress in black and grey with a magenta sash tied around the waist.
While some critics have commented that Karan’s spring line lacked “spring colours, the designer explained cleats nike that nike magista cleats white was all the spring she needed.
“There is nothing fresher than a white shirt, dress or jacket. What is spring if not fresh? After the tweeds and woollens of winter, we have whites that are about power and cleanliness, cleats nike she said nike magista cleats.