DKNY A/W 2016
Mood board: Inspired by 1990s girl bands who were able to express their sexuality with a tomboy feel, DKNY creative directors Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell Osborne continued to experiment with proportions, all the while riffing on the ways DKNY was first worn when it first launched 25 years ago.
Finishing touches: Building on the ideas of deconstruction, tailoring and pinstripes that they established in last season’s debut, Chow and Osborne introduced elevated takes on jumpsuits and overalls in boiled wool, shredded satin garments that were reminiscent of basketball jerseys and flocked lace shirt dresses, which playfully referenced the rebellious nature of streetwear style.
Best in show: The duo’s innovative takes on tailoring were still the most refreshing parts of their collection. Wool gabardine and satin hybrid coat dresses, cropped blazer jackets and billowing wide-leg pants harked back to DKNY’s founding ethos while showing off how far the brand has come.
Photography: Jason Lloyd-Evans