DKNY jumpsuit finale SS17

SS17 trends: Jumpsuits join the core items club

It was something of a jumpsuit jamboree on the runways this season with many labels sending out at least one and DKNY dedicating a multi-model finale to the item. But that’s not big news in itself, although it would have been not so many seasons ago before one-piece dressing hit the mainstream.

Loewe, Preen, Versace, Sportmax SS17

SS17 key trend: Drawstring dramas

Parachute styling. Big in the 80s and making comeback every few years ever since. Well it’s back again for SS17 and in a season when the 80s are very much on our minds (with all those big shoulders and almost-ra-ra skirts, how could they not be?) it’s clear the ‘new’ parachute styling owes more to…

DKNY SS17

NYFW SS17 DKNY: New owner, new energy

Are Maxwell Osborne and Dao-Yi Chow feeling the heat? After LVMH finally caved in and sold DKNY when G-III Apparel came up with an offer they couldn’t refuse, there are new owners in place at the label. And when that happens, designers know they have to up their game. They seem to have done so…

DKNY advertising SS16

DKNY: LVMH throws in towel, G-III picks it up

So LVMH is selling DKNY to G-III Apparel with G-III’s CEO calling DKNY “iconic” and LVMH’s MD saying the “time was right”. Apart from that opening sentence probably containing more initial letters than any I’ve written in my entire life, there’s no actual surprise there. The fact is that the US-based Donna Karan business never…