Donna Karan Spring 2012

Donna Karan’s Spring 2012 presentation took place on Monday during New York Fashion Week.

I wasn’t prepared for the tribal explosion, but I loved the unpredictable change of direction.

The wearable tribal pieces were inspired by Donna’s recent trips to Haiti.

Whilst the influences were strong, the designer still incorporated her signature draping on several pieces.

We saw earthy rustic colours, alongside vibrant purple and lemon.

The strong prints and paint splashed prints made a strong breath-taking impact as they hit the runway.

Key accessories included wooden statement necklaces, fold-over python clutches, wooden clutches and fringed bracelets.

Front row: Molly Sims, Wyclef Jean and Rose McGowan

Favourites: Halter tribal print dress and plunging black print dress

Who I See Wearing This Collection: Michelle Obama, Anna Wintour, Maggie Gyllenhaal, Molly Sims, Liv Tyler, Jessica Chastain and Eva Mendes

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8 Responses to Donna Karan Spring 2012

  1. Alina September 14, 2011 at 18:11 #

    The halter tribal print dress would look beautiful on Zoe Saldana.

  2. CreoleLady September 14, 2011 at 14:14 #

    Wow. Totally unexpected. That crisscross halter dress needs to be in my closet. Liking the shoes too.

    • Elaine2 September 14, 2011 at 16:44 #

      That was my favorite dress, too. I would wear it for sure! Really flattering shape on that baby!

  3. Vidhya September 14, 2011 at 04:56 #

    I die for that burnt orange dress…. this is a fantastic collection..

  4. DivaDebbi (blog) September 14, 2011 at 04:49 #

    I’m not sure I would have guessed this was DK if I didn’t know. Not her usual palette. Im intrigued. I can see why you liked it FC. I am going to check out the rest of the collection on

    • Fashion Critic September 14, 2011 at 10:35 #

      Had I not attended I wouldn’t have guessed it was Donna Karan too. Love this collection

    • Jones19 September 14, 2011 at 15:51 #

      Same here. This is a different direction but a very good one!

  5. Rebecca Z September 14, 2011 at 04:47 #

    This is a wonderful collection. I want about half of them.

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