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By the middle of the week, it seemed to be evident that two very distinct color stories were emerging from New York Fashion Week; one, was very poppy and bright, mixing color blocking into technicolor, sporty proportions, while the other was comprised of earth tones such as ochre, beige and solid brown, mixed with abstract prints and dark beads fitting into the tribal category.
Donna Karan executed the latter for spring, in a graphic collection that boasted rouge lips and hard, horsetail like ponytails, swaying vigorously as each model walked past. Burnt oranges and subdued lime gowns came toward the end, however Karan showed a definitive dedication to the clay-hued theme, influenced by the time she’s been spending in Haiti and executed to refined perfection. She did incorporate her functional, cozy Casual Luxe pieces at the beginning of the show, proving that no matter what direction Karan may go each season, she always will provide enduring lifestyle pieces meant for everyday wear.