The sand on the runway at the Donna Karan Spring 2011 presentation was clearly an indication to the colour palette for this collection.

Sand, biscuit, nude and light grey made up the colour palette.

The venue was packed and photographers were jostling for a spot but the second Karlie Kloss walked out everything became serene and tranquil.

Each piece was more elegant than the last and felt as light as air as they fluttered down the runway.

We saw off-shoulder gowns with high slits, wrap jackets, red carpet gowns and shirt dresses.

There was a lot of ruching and crushing of the materials to give the pieces a raw natural earthy feel.

The models were fresh faced with slightly tousled updo’s to complete their look.

Key accessories included wooden platformed heels and ethnic bangles.

Front Row: Susan Sarandon, Ashley Greene and Vivian Wu

Favourites: The finale gown and the chiffon dress with the ruffle trims

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Susan Sarandon, Emily Blunt, Charlize Theron, Halle Berry, Emmy Rossum, Penelope Cruz, Jennifer Aniston and Ashley Greene