You know, Donna Karen may not be your favorite designer; but she’s been around long enough to be called the First Lady of fashion. When it comes to her new Pre-Fall collection, I think you would agree with me. Karen uses draping, folding, and twisting to tell her story; which leaked to her DKNY ready-to-wear collection as well.
But the real looks that have caught my eye are her leather jackets. The following on the left from Karen’s Pre-Fall 2010 collection; and on the right, from Resort 2010. The silhouettes are amazing and I love what she does with the fabric; reshaping with ruching and subtle folds. I don’t know what she’s doing differently, but I like it. ~ C.M.