Cookie banner

This site uses cookies. Select "Block all non-essential cookies" to only allow cookies necessary to display content and enable core site features. Select "Accept all cookies" to also personalize your experience on the site with ads and partner content tailored to your interests, and to allow us to measure the effectiveness of our service.

To learn more, review our Cookie Policy, Privacy Notice and Terms of Use.

or
clock menu more-arrow no yes

Filed under:

DKNY's Chic Menswear Collection Launches Fashion Week Madness With Style at a High-end Pawn Shop

Racked is no longer publishing. Thank you to everyone who read our work over the years. The archives will remain available here; for new stories, head over to Vox.com, where our staff is covering consumer culture for The Goods by Vox. You can also see what we’re up to by signing up here.

Donna Karan ushered in New York Fashion Week with her DKNY menswear runway show yesterday evening at an almost shockingly large and decadently appointed pawn shop-cum-restaurant called Beauty & Essex on the Lower East Side. The collection: Military-inspired, lots of gray, multiple shades of blue, olive and khaki. Lots of suits, lots of techno-fabrics, shearling-lined coats, slim pants—chic, professional, wearable. There's a three-button jersey blazer and a trim gray wool double-breasted suit we would wear tomorrow—but will it make it into stores? We'll find out.

Some other notes: The food and drinks were astonishingly plentiful (this is an exception to the Fashion week rule), even if the largely male, largely black-clad crowd weren't doing a lot of eating or drinking. Post-show, models—all 33 looks of them—were allowed to nosh; and they really power-noshed. They were not allowed to imbibe, however—and there was some wrist-slapping. Anyway, please know that males models definitely eat. And so does Ms. Karan—we spotted her looking stunning at the bar, in a black cocktail dress. By the way: She's a Blackberry, she likes macaroons.
· DKNY [Official Site]