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Donna Karan gets back to her New York roots with sleek and stylish urban chic collection

Donna Karan gets back to her New York roots with urban chic collection

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Donna Karan black vicose satin and tulle ribboned evening dress. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan burnished gold lame and black felt hand embroidered tulle evening gown. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan burnished gold wool/cashmere/metallic coat, jersey and brocade bustier and stretch gaberdine trouser. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan black wool/lycra stretch crepe and viscose satin jumpsuit with white cotton poplin tuxedo bib bodyshirt. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan moonlight waxed stretch cotton trench jacket, black wool/viscose bodysuit and wool/organza skirt. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan white cotton poplin origami bodyshirt, black skirt and obi belt. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan charcoal wool flannel pinstripe and black metallic brocade/tulle/organza bustier and pinstripe trouser. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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Donna Karan smoke/black wool felt cut-out and hand embroidered gold and feather coat with tuxedo bodyshirt. Photo courtesy of © Donna Karan
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NEW YORK — Perhaps no designer is associated more with New York than Donna Karan. Her namesake premium line is officially called Donna Karan New York and the city initials are synonymous with her casual collection, DKNY

 It's a sleek urban look — one that is distinctively Donna Karan. Even after all these years, she retains her unique point of view.

 In recent seasons, however, the designer has strayed a bit from her roots, with collections based on trips to Haiti and other far-flung locales. But now she's back to her first love,  as evidenced by images of twinkling skyscrapers of the city that never sleeps as the backdrop for her fall Donna Karan collection, which evokes "the glamour of the New York skyline," she said in her program notes.

The collections draws from the colors of the city — it trades almost exclusively in midnight black, asphalt gray and charcoal with occasional burnished gold highlights from metallic brocades shining through — and the crisp tailoring is practically architectural, with sculpted jersey and jacquard dresses, pleated pinstripe trousers, wing-collared white shirts, origami dresses and brocade coats.

Karan often mixes in some of her iconic seven easy pieces in, so that metallic brocade trousers and a pinstripe jacket are worn over a jersey bodysuit  or a tuxedo jacket and chiffon skirt are paired with a white cotton poplin tuxedo bodyshirt for the ultimate in chic nighttime dressing.

It's a sleek urban look — one that is distinctively Donna Karan. Even after all these years, she retains her unique point of view.

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