Elegant dressing has one name – “The Uniform of Dressing”, which is how Donna Karan has called her pre-fall 2015 collection. The name literally epitomizes every little aspect of the Donna Karan pre-fall 2015 collection, where elegance and femininity are so much praised. Drenched in the most classic and timeless color palette one can imagine (think blacks, grays, whites and very subtle touches of reds) and composed of perfectly polished shapes and clean silhouettes, this collection thoroughly embraces Karan’s signature style, catering to the classy tastes of modern fashionisers.
Polished and minimalist is the best way to describe every single piece available in this collection, which centers on military influences with a modern twist. You may not see any khakis that characteristic of this style, yet it’s the traditional military shapes and details that become the protagonists in this line. Whether it’s about the leather belts fastened on the waists of almost each and every piece of garment showcased or those brass buttons embellishing the red jacket, it’s more than obvious that military fashion is the main focus of the entire Donna Karan pre-fall 2015 collection. And while you think military may sound a bit casual, we are here to prove that you are wrong, as it looks extremely lean, classy and polished being the ideal fit even for the office wear.
Modern working women have been pampered a lot for the upcoming chilly months thanks to this brilliant collection, where you can find a plethora of stylish separates and dresses that will take your business styling to a whole new level. How can one not fall in love with that high-waisted tea-length straight black skirt with a high slit and an edgy belt embellishing the leather part of it? It comes teamed with a loose deep V-neck white shirt, which may seem pretty daring, yet ultimately classy and feminine. Add a pair of platform sandals to your look, keep the hair loose and backcombed with a wet look and walk out that door flaunting the real image of a modern woman.
The play with textures and materials is present throughout the collection, as we see lots of leather inserts into those skirts and dresses, appearing either on the top part or the hems. The clean shapes and straight silhouettes make this collection look pretty stiff and strong, while the plunging necklines, high slits, 3D effects used on a number of outerwear options, the studs and eyelets instantly liven up the overall scene. Oversized and asymmetric shapes have also been paid lots of attention too, which still manage to look easy-breezy and elegant, a style that never loses its power.
At the end of the collection, we also see fab eveningwear designs, which still adhere to the main theme and style ideology of the collection, looking crisp, modern and chic. Draping, 3D textures, full skirts, sensual lace and transparency inserts, as well as the same game of studs and eyelets are pretty relevant in this range as well. And when it comes to the lengths, think wide, as there you have floor-length, tea-length and slightly more shortened designs coming to satisfy even the most capricious fashionsier!
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