I have been looking forward to seeing what Dao-Yi Chow and Maxwell have been up to at DKNY this year. The creative directors really impressed me last year. Their collection was fresh, hip and very New York. I have been expecting something similar this time round!
Honestly, it was a bit of an anti climax.
The collection looked opened with restructured tailoring creating a new way to power dress. A re-design of a busy working New York!
The sports wear like collection starts off with did have a very Working Class theme to it, however as it goes on it starts to resemble a rainy scene from Glastonbury!
Although they had a theme or a story, it wasn’t clear. They had some interesting cuts and a lot of reconstructed shapes. But it didn’t help it from seeming boring. They left little to be excited about.
The colour palette is also boring for Spring Summer. And I don’t feel like much of the collection matches the times that we are in.
The end of collection showed a heard of models, marching down the catwalk in ‘boiler suits’ there is a use of long strands of string coming from certain areas of the collection. Although it may be creative, it looked like something out of a weird scary film.
SS 2017 DKNY collection =Slightly Boring!