Fashion Week Notebook | Donna Karan

September 17th, 2005

Key Takeaways: Karan’s collection was inspired by art, such as Pollack abstract expressionism and Mondrian colors. She also experimented with combining volume and strong, geometric shapes.

Color Palette: Black, red, yellow, beige, brown, navy.

Silhouettes: Pleated, full skirts; dresses with tulip skirts; cropped jackets; jackets tied with bows, empire waists.

Accessories Report: Dramatic cat-eye makeup, hairbows, and oversized necklaces of linking geometric shapes:

What’s Wearable: Deconstructed jackets and cocktail dresses.

What’s Not Wearable: The oversized, overly geometric necklaces.

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